"Football is my love," Barnett said. "She left me for a day, so I had to stalk her a little."
"Being on the field, it's sort of natural as a football player," Barnett said. "It's just getting the scheme down and playing. I was just happy to be out here."
If he's rusty, it didn't show. Barnett has been diligently doing his homework, studying a computerized playbook and watching film of practices he missed. Barnett was unable to participate in the second mini-camp due to NFL rules prohibiting rookies from practicing when their colleges are still in session.
"I'm excited to see what he can do," head coach Sherman said after the morning practice Sunday. "I think I know what he can do, that's why he's here, but I don't think the fact that he missed the last mini-camp will have any factor on him. He's studying and he'll get caught up fairly quickly."