Sirk back on the practice field
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Sirk back on the practice field

Blue Devils' quarterback and receivers can work on deep ball

Photo: T.J. Rahming

DURHAM, N.C. – The next step to Duke improving its passing game is in the books. Quarterback Thomas Sirk took to the practice field as planned Monday for the Blue Devils’ first workout of the 2016 season.

“We’ll put him on a little bit of pitch count,” said Duke head coach David Cutcliffe, using a baseball metaphor. “It’s not just how much he throws but how much we fatigue him. I met with (offensive coordinator) Zac Roper, and we have a good plan in that regard. We’ll see how about his day-to-day progress. We won’t have updates until about a week and a half. ... 

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