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RB Brown & DE Tapp

RB Bryce Brown

On how comfortable he is with the complexity of the offensive playbook: "I'm getting there. I wouldn't say that I've got it all but it's a learning process. The reps matter. The reps count. The more I do it the more I get comfortable with it."

On which special teams units he is working with: "I'm on all of them right now. This is actually my first time doing any special teams so all that is new to me. It is kind of like a new language but it's more knowledge that I can add to my toolbox. I am really trying to hone in on the detail with that because special teams are special and that's why they call them special teams. If I can contribute any way that I can I would love to be a part of that."

On whether it is fun to be featured in offensive drills alongside RB Chris Polk: "It was fun especially getting a chance to go against some of the veteran guys and just to know we had a lot of success. That gives us both a lot of confidence. I root for him. I am so happy because we are both coming here at the same time. We are both pushing each other and we both help each other out. To see him go in there and do a good job makes me feel good too."

DE Darryl Tapp

On whether he still needs to prove his worth now that he is a veteran player: "Coach Washburn knows who we are but you always have something to work on. I know that sounds cliché but it's true. Right now the way Coach Reid is running this tough camp, guys are continuing to push through trying to get their feet and their minds to work at the same time because it has been hot out here. He has been working us but you have to get ready for the season."

On how it feels to get reps with the first team defense: "Reps are reps. No matter who it is you have to go out there and put your best foot forward. The eye in the sky never lies."

On whether he pays attention to the amount of defensive linemen the team usually carries during the regular season: "I just play ball. It's not in my nature because you never know in this league. I've been around long enough that from day one in this league I have seen how the NFL kind of works itself out. The only thing you can do, and I tell this to all the young cats that get caught up in the situation, you worry about what you can control and everything else will take care of itself."

On how he fits in the wide nine system: "Aggressive, running off of the ball and make plays. That fits me to a tee and it fits everybody they bring in. Coach Reid and (GM Howie] Roseman do a great job bringing in guys that fit the team and the defensive scheme."

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