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Before They Were Pros: LB Michael Mauti

Michael Mauti (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

Even at the NFL Scouting Combine, Michael Mauti was certain he would be ready for training camp. Mauti talked about his recovery then, trying to influence the decision makers, the Penn State scandal, his father's playing days and more.

On the results of tests on his surgically repaired knee at the combine … "I actually don't know the results. I'll find out over the next several months." On the recovery schedule … "I've done this before. I know where I'm supposed to be at at certain times … There's no doubt in my mind I'll be able to play at the same level again." On why he sent a hand-written letter to all 32 teams … "I... Recommended Stories