"I'm here to get on the field, but it's not much of a rush," Latimer said. "I can learn from (the veterans) and don't have to get pushed into the system too early.
"I'll be on the field when I can, special teams, however I've got to play on the field. Like I said, it makes it easier for me having to catch on to the offense, not so much of a rush."
If Latimer sounds a tad passive, he's also employing sound logic. The loss of wideout Eric Decker in free agency will be filled early on with a combination of Andre Caldwell and the newly signedEmmanuel Sanders. Besides, Latimer reportedly will be limited through the start of training camp as he rebounds from a fractured fifth metatarsal in his foot.
Despite one post-draft report that this coaching staff expects the former Indiana star to roar back and compete for a starting job "this year," a supporting gig makes more sense. Besides, in this high-octane passing attack, Latimer -- even as Peyton's fourth option -- has a solid shot to top the majority of his first-year peers in yardage through the air.