Villanueva added 65 pounds over the past offseason and made the 53-man roster in training camp. He remains in the Army reserves and is taking classes at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh while working on an MBA.
“You know that you have to perform like they expect you to,” Villanueva said. “You can’t sit back and make excuses.”
“I just have to get better,” he said. “Get lower. Get faster. Get sharper, and overall just be a little bit better.”
“I’m not shocked by anything Al does,” Tomlin said. “He’s a unique man, he’s a talented man, he’s a sharp guy, and a very gifted athlete. I think he’s capable of doing anything he puts his mind to.”