Jessie Armstead will get a chance to prove to New York once again that the Redskins benefited from his release when the teams play Sunday.
"Oh, yeah that drives me a lot," Armstead said. "They were saying I was kind of done. You look at all the things I had done before and I knew I could still play. It's something I was born to do."
What irks him, though, is that his decision to play in pain was overlooked during his last season in New York. Armstead did something few would ever do: he played with a torn hamstring.
"No one in this league can play with a torn hamstring," he said, "where you have to get shot up. Those are things you're not supposed to be doing, things that people tell you that you have to be out of your mind to do. People usually are out for six weeks with that but I said I don't want to be out for six weeks. That's what hurt me. I did things to my body that you're not supposed to do. But that's why the fans and the people in New York respect me. I'm a blue-collar worker."
Jessie never forgets
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