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Pitt DE Greg Romeus Targeting His Return

Along with head coach Dave Wannstedt, Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus is targeting his return from surgery. Paul Zeise of the Post-Gazette caught up with both of them and it's looking like he should be back in a few weeks:

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Dave Wannstedt said he expects him to be back in three or four weeks and Romeus concurred. The target game is Louisville but he said Connecticut might be more realistic since there is a bye week in between Louisville and Connecticut so that would give him some extra time to really be ready and make sure everything is 100 percent healed and rehabbed. He said as of right now, though, everything feels good and he said he hasn't felt this good in a long, long time.

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If so, that's obviously good news for both him and Pitt. Brandon Lindsey has played well in Romeus' absence, but moving Lindsey back to the bench would give Pitt more depth at that position as he could spell either Romeus or Jabaal Sheard.

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Romeus also has to be pleased that he'll be able to showcase his skills to help remove doubt that he can still be a first-round NFL draft pick. If he can get three or four games under his belt and prove that he's healthy, that should help his draft stock.

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