Brazill can practice throughout the preseason and play in the four exhibition games. But when the regular-season begins, he’ll have to watch from home as a litany of young receivers compete to take his place.
Players like Griff Whalen and Nathan Palmer made good impressions during the spring, and Brazill knows he’s opened the door for his competition.
“[They’re] going to get a good opportunity to go in there and make plays,” he said. “So I’m confident [they’re] going to go in there and replace me and have a good camp, a good season.”
Brazill said he needs no further motivation to ensure he won’t find himself on the wrong side of league rules again.
“Oh no,” he said. “It’s money over everything, and I don’t want to lose millions of dollars. So [marijuana’s] out of my life.”
The second-year receiver from Ohio said all he can do now is work hard to regain the organization’s trust. He doesn’t plan to prepare any differently than he has in the past.
He made a mistake, he’ll pay his penance and then it’s time to move on.
“Just stay clean and move forward,” Brazill said. “Come out here and work hard and show I want to be here. Then just continue on with my life and focus on my future.”