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Badgers may get ailing defensive linemen back in time for opener

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Several University of Wisconsin injured defensive linemen are healing just in time for Saturday's season opener against Akron at Camp Randall Stadium.

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Starting tackle Jason Chapman says he has fully recovered from a knee injury.

Defensive end Matt Shaughnessy says he's good-to-go after suffering a broken fibula.

Badgers' assistant Charlie Patridge says starting tackle Mike Newkirk should also be ready for the Akron contest, along with starting end O'Brien Schofield, back-up ends Brendan Kelly, Louis Nzegwu, and Dan Moore, and reserve tackle Jeff Stehle.

Sophomore end Kirk DeCremer has missed a lot of practice time with a sore back and Patridge says he'll be used as a situational pass rusher.

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