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Gerhart aiming for respect

Toby Gerhart (Jim Mone/AP)

Toby Gerhart had a rough – literally – start to training camp, taking a whack from Pat Williams and other defenders. Now that camp is ready to break, Gerhart is starting to relax and hoping to showcase his natural talents in the preseason opener.

It only took one day for Toby Gerhart to get his "welcome to the NFL" moment. In the first full-team session of the first two-a-day of training camp, the rookie second-round pick wasn't prepared for what hit him – an oversized serving of mammoth defensive tackle Pat Williams. Gerhart, who gained a reputation as a physical runner at Stanford, folded like a deck of cards and hit the deck. Williams...

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