JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny said he has completely recovered from the torn pectoral muscle that cost him the final nine games of the 2014 season and he expects to fully participate in the voluntary offseason conditioning program that begins next week.
Posluszny said he just needs a final clearance from team physician Kevin Kaplan.
"I'm feeling great," Posluszny said Friday, one day after he agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season. "I feel back to 100 percent.
"I've been training completely normal. I'm at that point now in the rehab process that it's just lift and run as normal, which has been great. I don't see why I'm going to have any limitations when we start up."
Posluszny suffered his injury in the Jaguars' victory over Cleveland on Oct. 19 and was placed on injured reserve two days later. He underwent surgery shortly after. It was the time immediately after the surgery with which Posluszny struggled the most.
He played at 242 pounds last season but dropped down to 223 because he wasn't able to work out. He said he's up to 235 pounds now and wants to be close to 240 by the time training camp starts in July.
"We're heading in the right direction," Posluszny said. "I'd still like to put on a couple more pounds of lean mass and go from there. That was a struggle to get back to a suitable weight."
The 30-year-old Posluszny, who was a Pro Bowler in 2013, has 653 tackles, nine sacks, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in 54 games with the Jaguars. He said he wanted to re-do his contract so he could remain with the team.
"I wanted to do everything that I could to play for Jacksonville for as long as I could," he said. "...It's an organization on the rise so I feel very, very fortunate to be a part of it because it's going to be an exciting time. ...Teams and coaches have their type of players, their type of guys, and like I said I feel very fortunate that I can try to fit that mold of what the Jaguars are looking for."