WR Rueben Randle
August 25, 2015
Q: Is the tendinitis something you think you are going to have to monitor this season?
A: It is just all about me keeping my body warmed up and make sure Iím properly stretched and not putting all the pressure on that knee tendon, so Iím just going to do a couple more exercises to make sure I keep that tendon loose.
Q: Youíve had this since high school. What kind of changed this time?
A: It just flared up pretty bad this last time and I just needed a little bit more rest than what I usually need, so just taking precautions, nothing really serious.
Q: The three receivers -- you, Victor and Odell -- havenít been together at all. Is there any concern about the chemistry?
A: No, we all have a pretty good grasp of the offense. It is just going to be about us going out there and executing once we are all healthy enough to stay on the field and get on the field at the same time.
Q: How important is it that you guys find a way to do that before this preseason is over?
A: It is going to be key. I think we are all working to get to that point and I think we all should be returning this week anyway so --- weíll see what happens.
Q: How is Victor doing? Coach Coughlin said he wasnít going to practice today.
A: Iím not concerned; he seems fine with the rehab. With me, they are taking precautions and donít want to make it worse than what it is, so I donít think it is anything that anyone should really worry about.
Q: Do you expect to play Saturday?
A: I think so. As far as I know, I should be playing, so we will see how this week goes.
Q: How careful do you have to be? Obviously you came back last time and I donít know if that flared it up more?
A: It feels better now. I think I kind of rushed it earlier last week in [Cincinnati] but it feels much better now that Iíve had about a week or so off so Iím just excited to finally get back to practice.
Q: With tendinitis, is it just a matter of getting it loose?
A: Yeah, you know you put a lot of pressure on the knee, especially as receivers with all the cutting and things we do, so we had to find the ways to not put all the pressure on that one tendon and they have done a pretty good job in the training room of giving me some exercises to make sure that doesnít happen.