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Quessenberry back at OTAs after beating cancer

David Quessenberry participated in OTAs this week after a three-year battle with cancer. Quessenberry, a sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in June 2014 and has spent the last three seasons on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.

Last month, Quessenberry finished chemotherapy and rang the celebratory bell at the hospital, accidentally destroying it. The fourth-year offensive lineman hopes he can soon do the same on the football field.

"That's what they're working on right now," Quessenberry said April 17. "We're in uncharted territory, I guess. Nobody's ever gone (through) what I've gone through specifically, so they're working as we go. But I feel great and it will be very soon where I can play."

Throughout his treatments, Quessenberry attended meetings and watched film. In 2014, Texans players voted him the Ed Block Courage Award winner, which recognizes a player's ability to overcome great adversity.

The career of OL David Quessenberry is chronicled here in photos.

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