Released by New Orleans after last season, RB Deuce Mcallister has spent part of the offseason visiting with doctors at Duke University and the rest in Gulf Breeze, Fla., working out about five hours a day at a sports medicine institute run by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Just about every morning, he's pulling sleds or doing other traditional resistance training. With a military base nearby, he sometimes works out alongside special forces soldiers, admiring their techniques and stamina. McAllister's goal was to figure out why his knees have taken such a beating in recent seasons. He's torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both legs, first his right one in 2005 and then the left in 2007. He's needed minor cleanup operations since and played hurt throughout last season, having fluid drained from his left knee on a routine basis. McAllister said doctors have advised him to work on strength and flexibility in his hips, ankles and core, something he didn't focus on as much before. "It's really just working on everything around the knee to take some of the pressure off of the knee," McAllister said. He hopes within a few weeks to be ready to start visiting teams interested in signing him. He also wouldn't rule out returning to New Orleans, which he said would be "a dream come true. ... But if it's on a visiting team, then so be it. All that will play itself out."
McAllister confident about a comeback
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