"For me, I just love playing football, and I think a lot of guys are that same way," Payne said. "We'd like to be compensated for the amount of time and effort we put in, and we feel that the union did a very good job of that, and the owners have done well working with the union and providing us with the things we need and providing us with an opportunity to come back out here and play."
"Benji picked me up in open tryouts two years ago and from that day he set high expectations," defensive lineman Jake Payne said. "I had high expectations for us. It's No. 1 (in his career) right now, but it's not the end. We'll keep moving forward."