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Hakeem Nicks, 10.19.12

Q: Feeling better?
A: It's feeling better. I feel like practicing on it is the start to breaking it back in and getting better. I took that approach this week and got the green light to do it; it's definitely been getting better.

Q: Foot or the knee?
A: Both.

Q: Is this the best you've felt this season?
A: No. I feel like at this point in the season nobody feels great. The best you feel is before you start training camp. I feel pretty good now; I'm getting all the way back to full, 100%. That's my goal every day, just to be better than I was the day before.

Q: Do you feel better than you did last week against the 49ers?
A: Yeah, I feel a lot better than then. I was still a little cautious in that game about it. I really just had one practice then got in the game. I had three weeks off. I wasn't really expecting too much out of that game. I just wanted to go out there and get back. This week I had a full week of practice so I expect it to be better. Next week will be better. I just want to keep getting better.

Q: What do you gain from a full week of practice?
A: The repetition on the foot and the knee. Just getting my steps back down and getting the timing back down with Eli on certain routes. Just getting it done for the team.

Q: How do you get up for a team that beat you twice last year?
A: Approach it as a new game and a new season. What's in the past is in the past. Keep striving forward. They got us last year, but this is a new year. We know we're a good team, we're playing good team ball right now, we just need to keep driving ahead.

Q: iI it a motivation tool?
A: Definitely. Definitely. It's definitely something to use as motivation because they got us last year and they're in our division. We're using that as our motivation, that's a good thing.

Q: Did you need to be out there last Sunday to get game reps?
A: Yeah, I felt like that was good for me. I thought it was good for the team as well to take some coverage away from other guys and make them play a little more honest.

Q: Is the goal in practice to not be cautious on it?
A: Yeah, no hesitation. It's just going out there and running and knowing I'm capable of going to my full capability.

Q: What percentage of reps have you been taking?
A: As much as I would in a normal practice.