CINCINNATI - - The change in scenery was nice. The change in greenery not so much.

Wide receiver Rueben Randle said transitioning from practice on the grass at home at the Giants' training camp to the grass at the Bengals' facility outside Paul Brown Stadium irritated the tendinitis in his right knee, causing him to sit out the last parts of Tuesday's workout and miss Wednesday's.

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"It was just the change of surface," Randle said on Wednesday. "It kind of bothered me a little bit, but it's nothing serious. I'm fine."

Randle had ice wraps on both of his knees late in Tuesday's practice but said it is primarily the right knee that gives him trouble. He said he still expects to play in Friday night's preseason opener on the artificial turf inside the stadium.

The injury is nothing new. Randle said he's been dealing with the tendinitis since high school, all the way through college, and throughout his NFL career.

"I know how to handle it," he said. "I've prepared myself to get around it."