Manti Te’o has beefed up in the weight room

By Ernie Padaon

Manti Te’o has been working on the side field during OTAs because of his recovery from foot surgery, but he has impressed some of his teammates with his work in the weight room in the offseason. Here are Eric Weddle‘s comments on the work that he has put in:

“He’s a monster; look at how big he is now,” Weddle said, according to Tom Krasovic.

I think the offseason will be a huge gain for Manti Te’o. He was able to focus in on football this offseason and didn’t have the distraction of the catfish incident on his back and he is not green coming out of college anymore. He had a whole season of experience in the NFL and knows what it will take to make it in the league and he has had the time to prep for it.

It sounds like Te’o has put in the work in the weight room. It sounds like he is getting prepped to take on more blockers and getting ready to make some bigger hits. 100% football for the kid.

One of the things that we knew about Manti when he was coming out of college was that he would put in the work to succeed in this league. He might not have the athletic ability or speed as the other players around, but he has the work ethic to make himself a great player. He will spend the time in the film room in order to get an edge. He loves the game and will do whatever it takes to make himself the best player that he can be. I think he is going to have a great season this year.