Greg Toler answered his phone and was clearly surprised teammate Bryant McFadden was gone.
“He was traded?” Toler said. “I just woke up … No wonder I have all these people calling me.”
Toler was going to get calls. The second-year cornerback had a good chance of unseating McFadden as a starter across from Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in 2010 but the McFadden deal sealed it. Not that Toler wanted to dwell on it. “You know me,” Toler said. “I just want to keep working. Coming from a small school (St. Pauls) you have to keep working. You’ve just got to be ready and capitalize when the opportunity comes.”
Toler had one interception in limited defensive work last season, one more pick than McFadden. His tools have been compared with DRC and now, he’s one of the “veterans” of a very young cornerback group which grew when the Cards drafted Troy’s Jorrick Calvin Saturday.
“I just want to fill a role,” Toler said.
Now, that role is of starter.
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