Anderson taking it slow

Calling it a “day-to-day thing,” Butte native Colt Anderson said he’s slowly making progress as he recovers from his knee surgery.

Anderson tore his ACL in a game in Seattle late last season for the Philadelphia Eagles. That injury derailed a potential Pro Bowl season for the Eagles’ special teams ace.

The former Butte High Bulldog and Montana Grizzly is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, meaning he can’t participate in team practices. He’s been working out on his own on a separate field.

If Anderson isn’t activated from the PUP list by final cutdown day, he will not be allowed to play in the six weeks of the season.

“It’s amazing. In the last three weeks, it feels so much better,” Anderson told on Thursday. “I feel great compared to what I came in at, but I still have to give it a little more time.

“I think I’m pretty close. It’s a day-by-day thing with Coach (Andy) Reid and (head athletic trainer) Rick Burkholder. We take it easy and try not to get back too fast.”

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