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Here is a transcript of Rex Ryan’s press conference from Florham Park today, courtesy of the team.

Injury report. Three new guys. Limited was Santonio Holmes, knee, but he also had a little quad today, and then Eric Smith turned an ankle, so he missed a couple of plays at the end of practice, so they were limited. Joe McKnight kind of dislocated a finger. He did not miss any time. He will be new to the injury report, but he did practice full. David Harris did not practice today. He feels better. We were on the turf, so I didn’t want to put him out there. I still think he’ll play.

Logan Payne and Robert Turner were out. And then all these guys practiced full: Plaxico Burress, ankle, Brunell, calf, Marquice Cole, ankle, John Conner, ankle, [Jeff] Cumberland, hamstring, [Marcus] Dixon, knee, Wayne Hunter, knee, Derrick Mason, knee, Sione Pouha, knee-ankle. OK, so that’s about it. Not really concerned with the new guys on the injury report as far as being able to play in the game. I’m anticipating all of them will play in the game.

On why he is confident that Harris will play…

Well, obviously he knows the system and all that. It’s not that I looked at him. The trainers feel confident that he can [play]. He’ll be just fine, so I’d expect him to be out at practice, probably

On if Harris has a broken toe…

No, not that I know of.

On if Harris would have done some work today if they practiced on the grass…

I think he would have done more today, I think so. But it’s funny because, well, what do you do, it’s raining, you don’t want a guy to slip, pull a groin or something like that, so you make that decision. And then my decision to go inside was based on the fact that there’s the weather report I get for Sunday is that it’s going to be about 72 degrees, no chance of rain, 6-mile-per-hour wind. If there was going to be rain for the game, we would have just stayed out there and practiced.

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Topics: Alan Schechter, Bart Scott, David Harris, Derrick Mason, Eric Smith, Joe Mcknight, John Conner, Ladainian Tomlinson, Mark Sanchez, Mike Westhoff, Nick Folk, NY Jets, Plaxico Burress, Rex Ryan, Robert Turner, Santonio Holmes, Sione Pouha, Wayne Hunter

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