After injuries hampered Damarious Randall in 2016 the Packers cornerback is excited and ready to hit the field this year healthy and in a slightly different roll.
Randall is expected to move inside and play the slot for Green Bay this season, something he talked about in a recent interview on NFL Network's Total Access, saying "That's where I played in college. They are just giving me the opportunity to impact the game more. Blitzing off the edge, covering in the slot, playing the quarterback. Just different things that I can do to help the defense a little more."
"It's almost not real practicing against him."
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For Randall year three of his professional career needs to be a bounce back season. His own health, plus the health of the Packers secondary in general should help with that. "It's just me happy to be healthy," Randall said.
If the Packers are able to improve on the defensive side of the ball in 2017 they will, yet again be a contender, and Randall understands that vying for Super Bowls is what the Green Bay fan base demands "we have our own expectations every year and obviously that's to win the world championship."
With a number of new pieces in the secondary this year, free agent acquisition Devon House, second round draft picks Kevin King and Josh Jones, along with others there is reason for Randall to feel optimistic. For it to become more than just a feeling will take on field performances and for that, we all must wait.