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Monday NFL Training Camp Notes

Dallas offensive weapons WR Miles Austin and TE Jason Witten were both in action in Monday's training camp. Austin (hamstring) participated in the full practice and is expected to start on Wednesday.  Witten (spleen) was limited in practice and is doubtful for Wednesday's game.

WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) did not practice on Monday but fully expects to be in Wednesday's opener against Dallas. Hicks reported he is a little sore but not enough to keep him out of Wednesday's game.

WR Domenik Hixon will be the No. 3 reciever behind Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride believes he is fully recovered from last season's ACL injury and will be a suitable replacement for Mario Manningham (now with SF).

CB Michael Coe will start for the banged up Giants secondary in Wednesday's season opener. Expect QB Tony Romo to target the unproven Coe heavily, whether he is covering WR Dez Bryant or WR Miles Austin.

RB Trent Richardson returned to practice Monday for the first time since August 9 knee surgery. He took snaps with the first team offense but it is unclear if he will start in Sunday's home opener against Philadelphia. The coaching staff will make a decision after watching him practice a few more times this week.

WR Austin Collie (concussion) was cleared to practice and is expected to start in Sunday's opener at Chicago. Collie looked fresh on Monday after recovering from his third concussion in 22 months and is listed as the No. 2 receiver for the Colts behind WR Reggie Wayne.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew will be the third down back in Sunday's opener at Minnesota. It is unclear how much game time action he will see, but he will rotate in on third down plays and get in at least a series in place of current starter RB Rashad Jennings. Jones-Drew practiced on Monday for the first time and saw action in 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. He looks physically ready to go but still needs to get up to speed on the new playbook.

DL BJ Raji sat out Packers practice on Monday after suffering a sprained ankle in the game against Kansas City. It is unclear if he will start against the 49ers on Sunday but the injury doesn't look as bad as previously expected.

QB Michael Vick practiced on Monday and took first team snaps. He reported he was able to make throws he hasn't been able to make in awhile.