"This is important to me because not only am I an entrepreneur in my post career after football," Springs said. "But playing the sport I loved so much and so many valuable lessons I learned from high school, college to the NFL, to be able to get on stage in front of executives and show them and support my effort to advance the game - I'm just excited."
"I understand the importance of being in camp but on the flip side, I've been in his position as a top-10 pick and I wanted my money, too," said Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs, the third choice in the 1997 draft. "Hindsight being 20-20, I would have liked to have been in camp, but then again, I enjoyed the money I got. I didn't show up until the last preseason game. It affects you because you have to jell, know the system and everybody has to get used to playing with you."