Linebacker Sean Spence is one of the happiest guys to have training camp underway, after missing the last two seasons with a serious knee injury that left many, but not him, wondering if he would ever play football again.
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"I have been waiting all offseason for this opportunity and I am up for the challenge," said Spence. "Having to watch all of training camp last year and be separate from the guys, it feels good to be with them and working with them.
"Last year was full of a lot of down moments, sad times. I was away from football for my second year in a row. This year I am full of joy, around the guys, taking advantage of every opportunity."
Spence has no concerns either about how things are going to pick up when the players put on the pads on Monday and the hitting begins.
"There is no hesitation at all," said Spence. "I am very excited."