John Crist: You get called into Lovie Smith's office yesterday. You get the promotion. How did you feel when you put your head on your pillow last night?
Ervin Baldwin: I felt good. I'm just very, very excited. I worked hard [and] came a long way. Finally, to be on the 53-man roster, so I'm just excited. Me and my family are excited, and we're just ready to move forward from here.
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