Cowboys DE Randy Gregory thinks he’s matured as a player and that his “best years” in the league are ahead.
“I have made a lot of mistakes. But I think I have earned what I have gotten whether it’s bad or good, and I am going to continue to do that. My best years are to come. They are ahead of me. Very excited for the future. As long there is a lot of positive thinking and being around the right people, keeping obligations in the right place and having the right priorities off the field and on the field, I will be alright,” said Gregory, via ProFootballTalk.
Gregory pointed out that he’s spent a considerable amount of time away from the team due to previous suspensions and feels a sense of “purpose” while around his teammates.
“In my past, I had a lot of time to myself not being with the team,” Gregory said. “That was a tough time. Being around the guys in the locker room, day to day, week to week, being around the coaches, it kind of just gives me a purpose.”
Gregory added that he’s focused on his career and isn’t concerned about previous issues.
“It’s been an up-and-down journey. You guys know my journey,” Gregory said. “Another big thing for me this year that kind of goes along with my statement about my role is I’m trying to get away from – and it’s hard, I understand – I want to get away from that past. I feel like there’s a certain narrative you guys have to follow or choose to follow as far as my journey. That’s what people want to read about and hear about, I understand. It’s in the past. I’ve done a great job the last few years with the team on and off the field, and I’m looking forward to the future if that’s three years, five years, whatever it is. I’m having fun. I’m doing what I need to do. The coaches love me; the players love me – at least I think they do – and I’m not worried about all the other stuff. I’m doing a good job.”
Eagles WR coach Aaron Moorehead said WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside‘s injuries impacted his season last year.
“It felt like every time he was doing good, he’d get dinged up,” Moorehead said, via Mike Kaye of NJ.com. “He’d come back, get dinged up again, and then all of sudden you look, and the season is over.”
However, Moorehead thinks Arcega-Whiteside has moved on from the difficult 2020.
New Giants CB Adoree’ Jackson is looking to make his mark within the team’s secondary and turn his career around following his release from the Titans.
“It’s only the third day, so it’s just us trying to build what we want to do and what we want to be and everybody wants to be great,” Jackson said, via GiantsWire. “When we go out on the field, nobody wants to make mistakes, everyone wants to do their best out there and I think just hold each other accountable but that’s the best thing we can do so we don’t want to put expectations on what we want to do. We just want to go out there and compete and just show it for ourselves.”
Jackson is optimistic about his upcoming time in the Big Apple, when asked about how he’s feeling thus far as a Giant he said it’s “a blessing” to be in New York.
“Alive, I feel great,” he said. “To be honest it’s a blessing to be out here playing ball with the guys and see your teammates and see smiles and compete and to learn from each other. I talk to my mom, I talk to my old lady and they ask me how I’m doing, and I tell everybody I feel like — it’s a blessing to be here and be able to play. So no matter what is going on, if it’s hot, cold, whatever it may be, just happy.”
- Giants WR Darius Slayton said he’s not concerned about the additions of first-round WR Kadarius Toney, WR Kenny Golladay and WR John Ross: “I’m excited about all the guys. I think you just take the more the merrier the mindset… I wouldn’t really worry about it. I try to go out and be the best I can be and excited for what this team has in store.” (ProFootballTalk)