Dayne, Fassel make up

Fassel was pleased that Dayne made the first move and said that Dayne understood why his boss was upset.

The long-awaited arrival of RB Ron Dayne went very well. Dayne, upset with his lack of playing time, showed up on Monday anyway for the first day of New York's four-day mini-camp.

Dayne sought out Head Coach Jim Fassel after the morning practice and apologized for skipping the off-season workout program and failing to return any of Fassel's calls.

"He was cool, it was real quick," Dayne said minutes after his meeting with Fassel, which took place shortly after noon. "He said next time just to call."

Fassel was pleased that Dayne made the first move and said that Dayne understood why his boss was upset.

"He's excited and ready to go. He just wants to help the team," Fassel said.

Fassel added that Dayne passed his physical Monday morning and weighed in at 245 pounds, the weight he played at much of last season.

"He looks in pretty good shape but that doesn't change my opinion," Fassel said before meeting with Dayne. "He should have been here with us." As he promised before the start of camp, Dayne refused to discuss the events of the previous months. "I don't really want to get into it," he said. "I'm not talking about the past."

Now that he and Fassel have buried the hatchet, Dayne can focus on earning that extra playing time.


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