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Bjoern Werner eager for his first NFL training camp

Posted by Kevin Bowen on July 28, 2013 – 9:00 am

Bjoern Werner isn’t revealing any secrets.

He knows that in the next few days Werner will have to stand in front of his Colts teammates and sing a song that will inevitably invoke a room full of laughter.

What might the song of choice be?

“It’s a surprise,” Werner said with a rye smile.

“I have something planned already. We have a rookie talent show so I’m probably the first one to go up.”

That smile is the same one the Colts have seen for the three months that Werner has been in the NFL.temp2013_0727_TC_0483--nfl_mezz_1280_1024

The rookie is simply happy to be playing professional football and while some veterans dread the three-week training camp, Werner could not be more thrilled.

“It’s my first time that I have to go somewhere for training camp. That’s something new to me right away,” Werner said.

“I’m pretty excited about it and seeing each other 24/7. I can’t wait.”

Earlier this week, Werner signed his rookie contract and while there was never a doubt it could get done prior to training camp, the Colts first round draft pick is happy to have it done.

“Now I can focus on football,” Werner said. “I’m part of this team now and I’m trying to help the team win.”

While last season it was a foregone conclusion that Andrew Luck was going to be the Colts starting quarterback, there are some questions surrounding this year’s first round draft pick and his role as an outside linebacker

  • Can Werner make the transition to a new stand-up position?
  • Will he be more of a third-down pass-rushing specialist?
  • Is Werner better suited for the RUSH or WILL outside position?

Speaking with Werner on Saturday would indicate that those questions are the least of his worries.

“Honestly, I have no expectations for myself,” Werner said.

“I just want to come in and work hard every day and see what happens. I had so much fun doing OTAs and minicamp and stuff like that. So, being here all day with them, even when I’m the rookie, is going to be fun.”


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