READY TO ROLL: Second-year nose tackle Josh Chapman missed all of his rookie season recovering from a knee injury suffered during his senior year at Alabama.
But he declared himself ready for full duty Wednesday and expects to start on-field work with his teammates when offseason training activities (OTAs) begin later this spring. It’s clear the former fifth-round pick is ready to make his mark in the NFL.
“Right now, we are priding ourselves on trying to be a top-five defense,” Chapman said. “Right now, we want to stop the run. We are kind of priding ourselves on that.”
He said it was tough watching from the sidelines as the team made its unexpected playoff run last season.
“First time I’ve ever had to do that in all my years of playing,” Chapman said. “I kind of learned a lot, watching the older guys, the way they worked and the way to become a pro.”