The anticipation of the upcoming NFL season is always high as players prepare for the next campaign. However, for Las Vegas Raiders star edge rusher Maxx Crosby, this season holds special significance. After battling through a knee injury, Crosby is now back at 100% and feeling optimistic as he enters his first full year under head coach Antonio Pierce.

In a recent interview, Crosby expressed his excitement about his recovery journey, saying, “Recovery and rehab has been incredible. I just did my conditioning tests last week and smashed it. And I’m feeling better than I ever have, so it’s been an incredible offseason so far.”

Despite facing challenges in 2023 due to injuries, Crosby managed to achieve new career-high statistics in sacks, tackles, and tackles for loss. He also secured his third Pro Bowl nod and a second-team All-Pro selection, all while playing in all 17 games.

Reflecting on his injuries from last season, Crosby admitted, “My knee was an issue, but I was able to play. I definitely don’t want to go through that again and go through the pain of draining it multiple times every week.”

Looking ahead to the upcoming season, Crosby is excited to team up with new defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, the Raiders’ big-ticket free agent acquisition. While acknowledging Wilkins’ talent, Crosby emphasized the importance of hard work and not underestimating the challenges ahead.


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