Saturday, May 11, 2013

Gocong trying to recover from latest 'sack'

Hard luck career...
Some things never change.

Take the hard luck of Chris Gocong.

Gocong registered 23 1-2 sacks his final year at Cal Poly. Since signing his first NFL contract seven years ago he's totaled 9 1-2 sacks, missing two full seasons due to injury.

The 2006 third-round pick of the Eagles sat out his rookie season due to a severe neck stinger.

Shipped to the Browns along with Sheldon Brown for linebacker Alex Hall (bust), Gocong had a recurrence of the neck issue and this past August ruptured an Achilles' tendon trying to cover a tight end during training camp.

Now Gocong is going through the difficult process of showing he's healthy enough to get back into the NFL, as he's trying out for the Eagles during rookie camp. 

"It's just one of those things," Gocong said. "If you have a serious injury teams want to see  how you are. And obviously I'm showing them that my injury is doing well."

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