In fact, the Carolina Panthers' sophomore defensive lineman is so anxious to get going, he's leaving for Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday. That's well ahead of the start of organized team activities April 21.
But there's a good reason for the six-foot-four, 305-pound Canadian's eagerness. Gaydosh, 23, of Peace River, Alta., spent his rookie NFL season on injured reserve after undergoing surgery last August for a herniated disc in his back.
The former University of Calgary star -- who was selected first overall in last year's CFL draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats -- was injured while performing a conditioning drill.
"Going back now I feel I have a chip on my shoulder and something to prove," Gaydosh said during a telephone interview Friday. "Not only to the Panthers but to myself.