The injured linebacker, who has been out all of OTAs, training camp and this season with an arthritic condition, took part in his first practice on Wednesday and said he is ready to play.
Herring was placed on the physically unable to perform list because he had swelling in his knees and ankles, something that he said he doesn't think is genetic because he does not have a history of it in his family. He said the doctors gave him some arthritis medicine and it cured the pain and swelling almost immediately.
He said he was worried about his career, but he was more worried about his life, and that he wouldn't be able to carry on a regular person with arthritic joints. He said the team has a three-week window to evaluate and activate him, but he said they told him they would activate him this week to play against Tampa Bay.
That raises the question of who will be released if Herring is activated?