Cornerback Asante Samuel playfully joked with the media for over six-and-a-half minutes at his locker on Wednesday afternoon following practice as he evaded questions regarding his status for this Sunday's game against the Giants.
When asked what he would tell fans who want to know about his status for the game, Samuel gave this response.
"Expect 22 to do everything in his power to be out there to make my fans and our fans happy because I want to take it to the top," Samuel said.
Despite missing four games this season due to injury - the last three because of a knee sprain, Samuel leads the league in interceptions with seven. In the first meeting with the Giants back in November, the last game Samuel played in, he had two interceptions of quarterback Eli Manning.
"I wake up itching to play football because I love to compete," Samuel said.
No NFL player has more interceptions since 2006 than Samuel with 36. Only four active players have more interceptions than Samuel's career tally of 42.
Samuel was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. He was either limited or a non-participant last week. At first, Samuel didn't want to divulge what he did in practice. When he was told that he was a full participant, Samuel responded, "that's cool."
"It was a good team practice today," Samuel added.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 3:37 p.m., December 15