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James Carpenter meeting

This man is huge. He looks bigger than Okung, at least thicker. Comes off as very genial, but extremely soft-spoken. He called himself very laid-back, and claims that he's actually much more out-spoken than he used to be.

He said most of the same things he did on the phone after he was drafted. He plays a physical game, he said. Tried to get him to talk about some of his best hits, but he said he had many of them and would not elaborate.

His mom and dad were there. The dad used to work in a pulp mill making paper. He said his favorite food is mac-and-cheese.

So ... not really an enlightening interview. But it was good to see him on the hoof. When they called him a road-grader, it was very easy to picture.