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Samuel: I Don't Need Practice To Play

Cornerback Asante Samuel said on Friday that he's "feeling pretty good" and is "taking it day-to-day" with regards to his status for Sunday night's game in Dallas.

Samuel did not practice on Friday because of a knee sprain and is offically listed as questionable for the game.

When asked whether he would make the trip to Dallas on Saturday with the team, Samuel said "we'll see."

Samuel is the league leader in interceptions with seven despite missing three games due to injury this season. He has missed the past two games because of the knee injury. If Samuel can't play, Joselio Hanson will start at left cornerback and rookie Trevard Lindley will rotate in there as well.

Even though he did not practice in the last two days, Samuel said that he doesn't need the reps in order to play.

"No, I really don't. I really don't need any practice," Samuel said. "My main thing is being healthy, but the more practice the better. I would prefer to be out there running around a little bit more, but I'm just trying to do the best thing to get all the strength back possible and be ready to go."

Samuel added that he will be getting as much treatment as possible in order to try and play against the Cowboys. He also said that the upcoming game against the Giants is not a factor in determining his status for this Sunday.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:00 p.m., December 10

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