Vikings RT Phil Loadholt is working his way back from a torn Achilles’ tendon that ended his season, but he’s still optimistic that he will be ready to participate in offseason workouts this spring.

It was great to see them have such a great year,” Loadholt said, via the Star-Tribune. “Obviously, I wish they were still playing. But it was great to see the guys do good for sure. It’s hard watching the games anyway when you’re not playing in them. But it made it a little better, the fact that they were winning.

Matt Vensel mentions that there’s still a chance that the Vikings could release Loadholt, as they would free up $6 million in cap space.