Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson participates in Wednesday's OTA
For the first time since suffering a torn Achilles last season,
"It means a lot," he said. "Even though it's just OTAs, I'm a veteran, I've been to OTAs a lot, but at the same time, after being out a year, I need this time. This is going to help me get back to form and when the 2015 season comes around I'll be going."
Despite getting on the field for the first time since suffering the injury in the first game of last season, Johnson said he was more concerned with how he performed than the injury.
"A lot of people asked me, 'You ready to go today?' and I was more worried about dropping the ball when I jumped a route—that's what I was worried about."
Seahawks' Kam Chancellor on losing Super Bowl: We're more driven
With the way the
"I've seen guys out here busting their tails, the whole offseason going fast-tempo," he said. "Guys are lifting like crazy. It's just like the mindset is just sharpened. It just sharpened even more. We're more focused, more driven. We're just hungry for the first game of the year."
Colts sign first-round pick Phillip Dorsett on Wednesday
Dorsett was the 29th overall pick in the 2015 draft. Dorsett played four years for the University of Miami and totaled 121 receptions, 2,132 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Steelers' James Harrison on retirement: 'You can't play forever'
"It's a young man's game," he said. "You can't play it forever. You have to be grateful for the time that you get and move on from there."
Harrison briefly retired after the 2013 season before returning to play in 2014. He said he has come to realize that change is a constant in the NFL.
"Each year is a new era because you have a new set of guys," Harrison said. "No defense comes in with the same group of guys year in and year out from every position. I think each year is a new group, new era."
Giants' Coughlin says Pugh headed to G before Beatty injury
The injury to tackle Will Beatty put the
Coughlin labeled Pugh's move as an "experiment," but added the change was made with "full intent" to keep him at the position.
Pugh, the Giants' first-round pick in 2013, played 14 games at right tackle last year.
Vikings' Zimmer says Peterson 'can either play for us or not play'
Peterson has been steadfast in his desire to leave Minnesota and the Vikings have been equally resolute in keeping the All-Pro running back in the fold. The stalemate figures to go on for quite a while, but Zimmer is focusing his energies elsewhere.
"I'm not worried about it," he said. "I got 89 guys out here I'm coaching and trying to get better."
Peterson is frustrated with management in Minnesota for not showing him support through his legal case for child abuse. Peterson has not participated in any offseason activities so far, but skipping workouts will cost him $250,000 in bonuses if he does not attend 90 percent of OTAs and minicamps.
Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick participates in Wednesday's OTA practice
For the first time since suffering a broken leg last season,
Fitzpatrick is expected to compete with Geno Smith for the starting quarterback role during training camp. However, Coach Todd Bowles said Fitzpatrick still needs to get more healthy and improve the velocity on his throws.
Ravens cut LB DePriest, sign LB Bose
Bose, an undrafted rookie from Rhode Island, was released by the Ravens less than two weeks ago to free up a roster spot for the recently acquired Kyle Arrington.
Bears RB Matt Forte has no desire to hold out over contract
Despite being in the last year of his contract and wanting to sign an extension before the season starts,
Forte attended the team's OTA practice Wednesday, but he would prefer to sign a contract extension.
"Nobody likes playing on a one-year deal, "he said.
Giants DE Robert Ayers carted off field with leg injury
After the OTA, coach Tom Coughlin said Ayers injured his ankle and knee, but the severity is not known, reports the New York Daily News.
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