Kenny Phillips said that his not practicing today was just a precaution and that his surgically-repaired knee feels fine.
“We’re just trying to be safe and make sure I don’t go out there and hurt it in practice or anything like that,” he said. “I haven’t played ball in a long time so if anything the legs might get a little fatigued and that’s when injuries can occur. That’s what we’re trying to avoid.”
Tom Coughlin earlier in the day said that Phillips would be on a program where he was dialed back on Wednesdays, and that such a schedule began last week. Phillips said he practiced fully last week, but said he did not work today.
As for Coughlin’s assertion that Phillips is resting his knee because he calls it “tired and sore,” Phillips looked as if he had never heard those words used together in a sentence. “I guess,” he said with a shrug.
Phillips also said that when he went down to the turf against the Titans and the training staff came running out to look at his leg, that it wasn’t his knee that was bothering him then either.
He expects to be back to practice tomorrow.
“There’s no pain or anything, just being safe right now,” he said. “I’m good. I’m not worried at all because there’s nothing seriously wrong with me. I’m looking forward to practicing tomorrow.”