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The 22-year-old Griffin said that his teammates have assured him that he’s already proven his toughness by getting up from punishing hits dished out by St. Louis and Cincinnati defenders.

“I promised I’d get up from hits like that and I did get up,” said Griffin, who scored a touchdown after suffering a concussion last season at Baylor before being pulled from the game for good. “I don’t have anything to prove. If you have to live to play another down, then you’ll live to play another down.”

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