He’s survived hazing, the first two weeks of training camp and the grind of learning a new position.
Now, Bjoern Werner is ready for the next rite of passage in his fledgling NFL career: playing in a preseason game.
Not surprisingly, the rookie outside linebacker can’t wait for the opportunity.
“Yeah, that’s awesome,” said Werner, who will make his Indianapolis Colts debut in Sunday’s exhibition opener against the Buffalo Bills. “I just try to do my best, and hopefully I (can) get as much playing time as I can.”