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Lindley Wants To Earn The Team's Trust

Cornerback Trevard Lindley has a good chance to earn a significant amount of playing time as a rookie. The key is that he needs to show the coaches and his teammates during training camp and the preseason that he can be relied upon to produce.

"I just want to show the coaches that I'm willing to work hard and show the vets that I won't let them down," said the 6-0, 183-pound fourth-round pick from Kentucky.

Lindley is getting plenty of reps here during the rookies and selected vet practices as he and David Pender are the only cornerbacks taking part.

"I'm just trying to come out here every day and work hard. When I get tired, I just tell myself that I'm not tired," Lindley said.

Lindley is not intimidated by the competition after playing in the SEC, which he called "the fastest conference." Lindley held his own in college against the likes of Percy Harvin and Julio Jones. Now, he's combining his talent with coaching from Dick Jauron, who is blessing this team with his 37 years of NFL coaching and playing experience. Jauron points out little things like getting your hands up immediately in press coverage because every tenth of a second can make all the difference at this level.

Of course, Lindley also can impress by making plays on the ball like he did at Kentucky. He set the school record with 34 pass breakups.

"When you see the ball come your way, if you have a chance to make a play on it, make a play," Lindley said. "If you don't, then just don't let the receiver caught the ball."

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-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:00 a.m., July 29

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