Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 4/4/12

Bart Scott has gone from, “Can’t wait!” to cut weight.

In an interview at an event in Manhattan Tuesday, the Jets’ mouthy linebacker told Bruce Beck of 4 NBC New York that he’s slimmed down considerably, enough to reveal a few previously hidden aspects of his body.

“I’m back to my fighting weight,” Scott said. “It’s the first time I’ve met abs five and six, and I’m excited.”

Under orders from coach Rex Ryan, who reportedly wants his squad to become lighter and faster this offseason, Scott has shed around 10-15 pounds of fat, which he hopes will help him return to previous form entering his age-32 season.

In his first media appearance since flipping off a photographer at season’s end, Scott, once considered to be frustrated and on the chopping block, said he’s now “comfortable” with his role after talking with Ryan.

“(We) had a great talk and we ironed some things out … I’m comfortable with my place and my role on the team. I look forward to having a great, bounce-back year as an organization and as a team,” Scott said.

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