“I’ve been back home in LA working out and just keeping the phone close to me, waiting for my fiance to have a baby.
“Leaving yesterday was very tough. I’ve been looking at baby pictures the whole time since I’ve been back. It was tough to leave, but I can’t wait to get back — I’m going back tomorrow after workouts.
“Each week I’ll be here Monday through Thursday with the team and I’ll fly back Thursday afternoon. I’ll be home with my fiance and the baby until Sunday, then I’ll fly back. If I need to, I’ll take a red eye Sunday night and get here early in the morning and then just come straight to workouts.
“I’m trying to avoid that at all costs and just fly out early Sunday, but things can happen — especially if the baby gets sick or something like that.
“Today was my first day on the field with the team — with the guys. Everybody seems pretty cool. I wasn’t surprised, but I was just pleased with how supportive everyone was of, obviously, me missing time and being back home to have a baby.
“You never know, it can go both ways. It can look one way when you’re back home and you’re missing time and other people are there, working and putting in time.
“Coach Schwartz has been the greatest throughout this process. I was really pleased at how supportive he was of me being back. It’s always valuable time any time you can be here, but the fact that he was supportive of me being back and forth for my baby and all that, that was really cool of him.
“While I was in LA, Stafford and I actually kept in touch and he just kept me up to date on what they were going over in meetings and new play installations and all that stuff. That really helped me out a lot.
“Now I’m just hoping to get up to speed with the offense — that’s my No. 1 priority. Then just being around the guys — the team — and preparing ourselves one day at a time for the season.”
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