After being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars at the end of last year’s preseason, it looked as though Armon Binns’ days in the NFL could be coming to an end. His dreams were kept alive when he joined Cincinnati’s practice squad and worked hard all season to the point he was promoted to the 53-man roster. At one point, several Bengals coaches were clamoring for Binns to get onto the field, but those opportunities never came and now Binns will have have to keep proving to everyone he can make it in the NFL. He’s earned the praise of offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as he’s been one of the best players in the Bengals mincamp thus far.
Bengals TE Orson Charles knows he’ll have to work hard if he wants to make it in the NFL, and during the Bengals’ minicamp when he wasn’t running routes, he was constantly seeking out TEs coach Jonathan Hayes to get every little piece of advice he could.
Arizona State MLB Vontaze Burfict reiterated his desire to shed his troubled image that caused him to go undrafted, and was even quoted in saying: “I have a big chip on my shoulder”.