Broncos TE Jake Butt is finally able to fully take part in training camp practice after suffering a torn ACL during his final year at Michigan.
“I kind of thought about it when I put on the pants. It was like, ‘Man, I haven’t put on the pads in almost two years,’” Butt said, via the Associated Press. “It was exciting. It felt good out there.”
Butt adds that he’s now ready to “hit the ground running in camp.”
“I had a year to observe how pro football really works,” Butt said. “Going back to the spring, I really got into the playbook so I can hit the ground running in camp.”
Chargers C Mike Pouncey says he’s “excited to be on a football team that has a chance.”
“Every year in the league I’ve always wanted to win,” Pouncey said, via the Associated Press. “That’s the goal every year you go into training camp is to try and win something, win the Super Bowl. For me right now, at the point in my career, I’m excited to be on a football team that has a chance. They finished top of the league in offense last year, and our defense is unbelievable, so I feel with me coming here it can only help.”
According to Pouncey, being released by the Dolphins “lit that fire again” in him.
“It just lit that fire again in me,” Pouncey said. “I never thought I would play with anybody but the Dolphins, but once they released me, it made me want to be an even better football player. It made me want to prove everybody wrong, and I’m excited to be here. I can’t wait to help this run game out, help this football team do something special.”
- Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said he would be “concerned” about the team’s depth chart at cornerback if Trevor Williams‘ injury turns out to be bad: “If Trevor’s ankle is bad, then I would be concerned about the depth there. But I’m also confident in those young guys behind him. They’re stepping up and making plays in practice, and there’s going to be a nice competition in that group. I think special teams is going to be a determining factor.”
Titans WR Corey Davis says he has high expectations entering the 2018 season and he’s “very hungry” to show that he’s improved from his rookie season.
“No one’s got higher expectations for me than myself,” Davis said, via The Tennessean. “It’s lot different. I’m healthy. I’m feeling good. I’m ready. I’ve got the fire.”
“I’m very hungry,” Davis added. “Last year I was pretty down, I was injured most of the season. But now that I’m healthy, I’m able to come out here and perfect my craft and get better.
“It’s a different year, I’ll tell you that. So stay tuned.”