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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Frank Alexander knows he made the same mistake -- twice. He knows he let a lot of people down, including himself and his family. He knows he likely won't get a third chance if he makes the same mistake again.Defensive end Frank Alexander, who was suspended for 14 games, has been reinstated and can play in the Panthers' final regular-season games.But the Carolina Panthers defensive end who was suspended for the first 14 games -- the first four for one violation and the next 10 for another -- for violating the NFL substance abuse policy insists he's a changed man.Now he hopes the Panthers give him a chance to prove it in the final two regular-season games against Cleveland and Atlanta."Man, it's been a learning process and an eye-opening process," Alexander said on Monday after being reinstated. "It's just been some long 14 weeks. I stayed prayed up. I got back in the church. Every Sunday I was in church. That was a big help."I just tried to stay focused, keep my eyes on the prize. I knew this day eventually would come.”Alexander turns 25 on Wednesday, which will be his first official practice with the team since training camp. He's pumped, even though he knows people outside the organization are skeptical he'll mess up again.