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All of us deal with needing to prove something at some point or the other. It's a part of life whether we are trying to argue our case or show that something is wrong. The proof is in the pudding.

Hence, here are a half-dozen NFL veterans with something to prove as the regular season draws closer. It may be to justify that another team made a big mistake in letting them go. For others, it’s the opportunity to rebound from an injury-shortened 2012. And for some, it’s just proving they can play at all.

The stories make these men who they are. And it’s how they handle certain situations and possible adversity that makes them the professionals their current employers hope they will be.