Camp Quotes: Cameron Artis-Payne

How he learned to be a patient runner: "It was something that my dad taught me growing up, but also something my coaches at Auburn emphasized.  That was just because our offense was similar to this as far as how to hit the holes and that type of stuff. So it was something that was emphasized at Auburn, but was also emphasized at a young age."

On being patient as a rookie:"It's not tough; you have to do what got you there. At the end of the day, you have to relax, go out there and play. You can't really be over anxious because that's where you make a lot of mistakes. You just have to be level headed, be cool and be ready."

How he will fit into the running game and what he can bring to the table:"It's a great running game as it is, but at the end of the day I think I'm a guy that can run the game well. I try to be a jack of all trades, try to be good at everything. I really don't know what I can bring to the team yet. We will figure that out; the coaches will figure that out; but I'm just making a way for myself."

What he has learned from the running backs on the roster:"That part—to have fun. It's definitely a group of clowns. But we have a good time but when it's time to work they flip the switch and that's something you pick up as a rookie. There are times to have fun and there's times to get work done. So, that's something I picked up from them."

What he did during the offseason to prepare for training camp:"I worked out a lot. I worked out a whole lot. But the main thing I did was to make sure I was in my playbook. When you are a rookie, you don't get a whole lot of opportunities, so when you do get opportunities you want to go in there and play fast."

On working on pass protection in the backfield: "I'm good, I can pass block; that's the easy part. It's something that one of my friends told me that was already in the NFL said that pass block will keep me in the league. So when I heard of it five six years ago and it's something that I knew I had to do. I think I'm pretty good at that."

On being comfortable with the ball in his hands: "Anytime you can get the ball in your hands and try to help your team and make plays is something you have to be ready for. That's something that I'm looking forward to; getting some catches out of the backfield as well."

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