Commanders defensive lineman can feel excitement in training camp


SAN ANTONIO - The Commanders held their tenth practice at training camp on Tuesday. They are reaching the halfway point before the season kicks off in just more than three weeks.

They are at full speed with contact at Central Catholic High School, which makes for a competitive environment especially for the big guys.

Defensive lineman Ra'Zahn Howard played his college ball at Purdue, spent some time with the Houston Texans and says the competitiveness reminds him a lot of his playing days in the Big 10 Conference. He also notices the players giving everything they have to keep their dream of playing professional football alive.

"Me personally, I feel like you've got a bunch of guys out here with nothing to lose and you know they say a man with nothing to lose is dangerous, you know what I mean? You've got guys flying around on both sides of the ball this excitement you can feel the tension and the energy every day you come out here," Howard said. "I've seen a group of like crazed animals, that's how I like to describe our defense, relentless, fast to the ball, guys that are excited to be out here and excited to learn."

The Commanders kick-off their season on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. against the San Diego Fleet at the Alamodome.

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