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  • Travis Frederick: Hangs up cleats

    Frederick announced via his personal Twitter account Monday that he will retire from the NFL. Frederick was the epitome of consistent for the Cowboys at center in his seven-year career, aside from the 2018 campaign. Despite being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome that season, Frederick battled back to start all 16 games this past campaign. The 29-year-old will now likely hand the reigns off to Joe Looney, who appears in line to take over at center in 2020.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Back at practice

    Frederick participated in a padded practice Tuesday for the first time since being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome last August, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. He's still being held out of one-on-one drills, largely due to offseason shoulder surgery, but this is a huge step forward in the center's recovery from the autoimmune disorder. Frederick remains on track to start in Week 1 and help the Dallas offensive line return to the dominant form it lost while he was sidelined last season.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Active to start camp

    Frederick (illness/shoulder) is expected to be active for the start of training camp and ready to go for the year, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Frederick sat out the entire 2018 season after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Prior to the setback, he landed four straight Pro Bowl bids and was considered one of the best centers in the game. It's unclear where his overall game is after dealing with a serious health scare, but the 28-year-old's availability for 2019 is certainly a feel-good start to camp for him and the Cowboys' organization.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Taking part in individual drills

    Frederick (illness/shoulder) has been able to work through individual drills during this week's OTAs, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports. After missing all of 2018 while battling Guillain-Barre syndrome and undergoing minor shoulder surgery this offseason, it was expected that Frederick would be held out of team drills and full practices until at least training camp. It's still an encouraging sign that he's able to handle individual drills already, however. The Cowboys' offensive line took a step backwards in effectiveness last year without its starting center, so if Frederick is able to return to anything close to his prior form, it will provide a boost for the entire offense.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Expects full clearance for camp

    Frederick (illness/shoulder) won't participate in team drills during OTAs or minicamp, but he doesn't expect to face any limitations during training camp, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Frederick said he feels "close to if not [back to] full strength" after missing the 2018 season with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, making his limitations in spring workouts mostly a result of the minor shoulder surgery he underwent this offseason. While it's possible Dallas could continue restricting the practice workload of the four-time Pro-Bowl center when training camp arrives, that approach would appear purely precautionary to ensure the team's offensive line is in sound condition for Week 1.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Recovering from shoulder surgery

    Frederick (illness) will be limited to individual drills at OTAs and team minicamp since he is recovering from shoulder surgery, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Frederick missed the entirety of the 2018 season after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, but indicated he currently feels as though he is nearing full strength. The shoulder surgery isn't expected to cause problems for the 28-year-old's availability for the start of training camp in July, though it may take some time for him to return to form after a season off the field.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Progressing nicely

    Frederick (illness) should be ready for Cowboys offseason workouts, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports. Frederick had surgery on his labrum in January and has been recovering from Gullain-Barre Syndrome, so he'll likely be eased back into on-field action. The fact that the 2013 first-round pick is healthy enough to suit up in the offseason program puts him on track to play Week 1.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Expected back for OTAs

    Frederick (illness) said he feels 95 percent healthy from Gullain-Barre Syndrome and should be ready for the Cowboys' offseason program, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports. Frederick had surgery on his labrum in January, so he'll likely be eased back into on-field action. This puts the Pro Bowler on pace to be healthy for Week 1 to bolster the Cowboys' offensive line.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Surgery on labrum

    Frederick (illness) had surgery on his labrum in the week leading up to the Cowboys' divisional-round game against the Rams, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Frederick missed the entire 2018 season after dealing with complications stemming from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Head coach Jason Garrett took the surgery as a positive, noting that the Pro Bowler could potentially make a full recovery in time for next season. If he is unable to return in time for Week 1, Joe Looney is currently in line to continue handling duties at center for Dallas.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Unlikely to play this season

    Frederick (illness) is "doubtful" to retake the field this season, Jeff Cavanaugh of The Athletic reports. Frederick is likely to miss the entire 2018 season as he manages his recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disorder with a high amount of variability in terms of a recovery timetable. The Cowboys remain optimistic that the starting center will eventually make a full return to football, but Frederick appears to be looking ahead to 2019.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Regains feeling in hands

    Frederick (illness) has regained sensation in his hands, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports. Frederick continues to manage his recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome and has reportedly regained feeling in his hands for the first time in nearly three months. The starting center does not yet have sensation in his feet, but his progress is encouraging. "I'm doing good," Frederick said. "I'm getting better, slowly but steady." The veteran center anticipates a full return to football in the future, but it's difficult to imagine that Frederick will play this season.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Could return this season

    Frederick (illness) is hopeful that he will be able to play again this season, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Frederick, who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, was placed on injured reserve last week. While he is optimistic about a return, he is not eligible to play again until Week 10's matchup with the Eagles.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Placed on NFI list

    The Cowboys placed Frederick on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list, per the NFL's official transaction log. Frederick is dealing with Guillain-Barre syndrome, and he won't be able to practice or play while he's on the NFI list. Joe Looney will remain at center in the meantime.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Placed on IR

    Fredrick (illness) landed on the Cowboys' injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Frederick, who is dealing with Guillain-Barre syndrome, will be eligible to return off IR for the final three weeks of the season if his health allows it. Joe Looney will continue to replace him at center in the starting unit.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Ruled out for Week 2

    Frederick (illness) has been ruled out Sunday against the Giants, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Frederick continues to deal with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder with a high amount of variability in terms of a recovery timetable. The Pro Bowl center should not be expected to return to the field without first logging an extended return to practice. In Frederick's stead, Joe Looney will continue to serve as the Cowboys' starting center.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Will not play Week 1

    Frederick (illness) will not suit up in Sunday's regular-season opener, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports. The Cowboys decision to keep Frederick on the active roster means that he will have an opportunity to return to action as soon as he feels ready to play, but it certainly seems as if that might still be a while off. The Pro Bowl center continues to deal with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that carries a high amount of variability in terms of recovery time. As long as Frederick remains out, look for Joe Looney to fill in as Dallas' starting center.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Will be placed on active roster

    The Cowboys plan to keep Frederick (illness) on the 53-man roster, David Helman of the team's official site reports. Dallas finds itself in a bit of a sticky situation. On the one hand, Frederick is an elite-caliber center and grades out as one of the best lineman in the NFL, so it makes sense that the team will want to get him back in the lineup as soon as possible. On the flip side, Frederick's diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome presents a high degree of uncertainty regarding his future, and keeping him on the 53-man roster rather than placing him on IR could cut into Dallas' depth elsewhere. Given his value, the Cowboys are not yet ready to make any decisions that will rule him out for a significant portion of 2018, but it's possible they'll eventually have a tough call to make in that regard.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Able to put in workout

    Frederick (illness) put in an individual workout Tuesday but is still sidelined at practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Frederick still has no timetable for a return, as there is so much uncertainty surrounding the autoimmune disease. A decision on whether the center will be placed on injured reserve is expected to be made next week.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Diagnosed with auto-immune disease

    Frederick announced on his personal Twitter account Wednesday he has been diagnosed with the auto-immune disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Frederick expressed optimism for his return to football, as the disease was apparently detected at a relatively early stage. However, he remains without any sort of return timetable. The 27-year-old seems unlikely to be available for the season opener Sept. 9 against the Panthers, which would bring an end to his 80-game starting streak. Frederick should be considered out indefinitely until indicated otherwise. Joe Looney looks inline to open the campaign as Dallas' starting center.
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  • Cowboys' Travis Frederick: Set to visit a few more specialists for neck injury

    Frederick plans to visit several additional specialists regarding his neck stinger in the coming days, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports. The early prognosis was good news for the Frederick and the Cowboys, but both parties are eager to confirm the positive findings with other medical professionals. The forthcoming evaluations suggests that a reliable return timetable for Frederick won't be available for some time. The team is naturally hopeful the bruising lineman will be available for the regular-season opener, yet that remains firmly up in the air for the time being.
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