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Dede Westbrook (knee) expected to be fully cleared to return by July

by Matthew MacKay | Vikings Correspondent | Tue, May 25th 9:59am EDT

Former Jacksonville Jaguars and current free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (knee) is expected to be fully cleared to participate in football activities by July, which would mark eight months since his surgery to repair a torn ACL he suffered back in October 2020, per Josina Anderson. (Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Westbrook saw just one target in 2020 prior to his injury after receiving 101 targets in consecutive years during 2018 and 2019. The speedy slot receiver is an explosive short route runner and relies on his blazing speed to bypass linebackers and safeties across the middle. It's been reported that Westbrook and the San Francisco 49ers have engaged in preliminary communication recently, suggesting that the fifth-year wideout could land a role behind Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel in 2021.

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