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DE Osi Umenyiora


Q: Are you excited?A: Yeah, I would say so. It's been a while. Hopefully I'll be able to get out there and do a couple of things.

Q: Are you going to play?A: We're going to have to wait and see what Coach Coughlin says. I feel like I can, but depending on what he says and however they decide to use me, we'll just go from there.

Q: Are you confident that if you travel…A: I think that if they take me on the trip I'm going to play.

Q: Are you concerned about swelling on the plane?A: No. I don't really want to think about anything like that right now. Hopefully it will continue to do well, the way it's been and we'll go from there.

Q: Does it feel like everything's cleaned up in there?A: It feels good. There's always going to be some sort of lingering issues. Like I said, nobody who's played over a couple of years [in the NFL] is going to be one hundred percent, so we'll just take it for what it is.

Q: Does it feel like you've missed a month of snaps?A: Not really, but I've been doing this for nine years now, so it's almost second nature to me.

Q: Has there been no swelling at all?A: There has been no swelling.

Q: To get back on the field and get after a quarterback…A: That's exciting. This is what I like to do. This is what I love to do, frankly. I'm going to get a chance to go out there and do that, whether it's this week or whenever it is, and I'm excited about that.

Q: Do you think you'll be limited as far as number of plays if you play?A: I don't think I'll be limited. I think they wouldn't even put me in that situation if they thought I was going to be limited. If they allow me to travel and dress and play, I'm going to be full-go.

Q: Is this Dr. Warren's call?A: Everybody's going to have to decide that - me, myself, Dr. Warren and Coach Coughlin. We'll go from there.

Q: As you feel now, are you giving it a thumbs up?A: I feel like I can play.

Q: Does it make a difference if you can start or not.A: I'm not even going to answer that question. I'm going to leave that alone.

Q: How has JPP looked on the other side?A: He's looked good. He's a very good football player. He's only going to get better. Obviously he has some things he still needs to learn, but he looked good.

Q: Have you had a chance to talk trash to Beatty yet?A: Me and Beatty talk trash every day, whether I'm playing or not. Beatty's my guy.

Q: Are you itching to go?A: I'm just excited. I'm low-key. I'm not really an excitable individual, but I feel good about it.

Q: Were you limited this week?A: Just a couple of plays here and there. I participated fully in the practices. Maybe I didn't get all of the reps in practice or whatever, but I did alright.

Q: Did you feel any extra pressure because Tuck is banged up?A: No. I don't think so. Justin, I feel like he's going to play. He's an extremely good football player also. If he plays or if he doesn't play, we have capable players who can step in there and fill in for him. We hope he plays. We want him to play, but I don't feel any extra pressure.




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