"This year I went into it knowing what to expect, and that changes everything for you," he said during his Scout Radio interview this week. "As a player, once you've been through a camp, you know better how to prepare your body off the field to get ready for camp. And you don't have to worry as much about your mind being bogged down with new information because you've been in the defense for over a year."
That said, Gaither made it clear that while he was better prepared for the experience, it doesn't change the fact that the annual event in the summer heat is still challenging -- even for a professional athlete.
"It was a little less stressful, but camp's tough whether you're a first, second or tenth-year guy," he said. "But it was good for us and I think our team bonded well."
Scout.com subscribers can listen to this 5-minute interview with Omar
Gaither where he talks about his camp experience, last Monday's night's game
against the Ravens and his upcoming matchup against the Panthers on Friday
night. And you'll even hear him talk about the rookie on the Eagles offense that
got his attention the most during camp and his thoughts on fellow linebacker
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