Q: Is there something special about playing in your hometown?
A: Always, especially when it's your hometown. That's where you grew up and then all your family wants to come see you play.
Q: Was that always a dream growing up, playing in the NFL and playing in front of your family?
A: Always, always a dream. Last time I played there was the preseason game last year, so it really wasn't a lot of playing time, so this year is a full game. I'm definitely looking forward to it.
Q: In a perfect world, what would be the best game?
A: It's contribute to the offense the best way possible. Do whatever I've got to do to get the job done.
Q: What are the biggest challenges with the short week?
A: It's just getting your body back ready. They've got to do it, too, so we're not the only team that's doing it. It's just going to be a dogfight, it's going to be a battle and we look forward to it.
Q: How are you feeling?
A: I'm feeling pretty good. Just got to keep taking it day by day and tomorrow should feel a little bit better and then Thursday will be game time.
Q: What did you do today?
A: I did some treatments and therapy. I did some cardio in the training room and in the weight room.
Q: Were you a Panther fan growing up?
A: Certain players. I was a fan of certain players. I can't lie; I was a Steve Smith fan. Being in Charlotte, I was. I was a Panthers fan.