So, I'm watching the Vikes game Friday, and they bring in Brock for the last series of the game. Lesnar gets his first solo tackle of his NFL career with about 1:30 left to go in the game, and the friggin' Metrodome goes NUTS~! The crowd went wild, and the announcers just could not believe the response Brock got for that tackle. It honestly was one of the loudest cheers for the whole game. The announcers were really amazed by how well people like this guy, and by how many people KNOW him.
Probably has to do with whatever injury buyout or settlement language that's in the contract, so it's not so much that the guy is healthy, as it is the guy hasn't suffered a debilitating condition that the team is responsabile to pay for.