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Transcript - Practice (Oct. 25, 2019)


Friday, October 25, 2019 | Hoag Performance Center | Costa Mesa, Calif.


On WR Keenan Allen:

"He'll be a game-time decision.

"He tweaked his hamstring.

"Something happened in practice. He worked a little bit. We just kept him out, trying to be smart. We'll see if he can go Sunday."

On if he is concerned about Allen missing practice:

"Not for a player of his experience. His missing a couple of days of practice, that doesn't bother me at all."

On he would need to see for Allen to play Sunday:

"Well, I just need to see that he can go out, play and not hurt himself — in the pregame. If he can do that, he's going to play."

On if Allen could play with limited snaps:

"I think you may have to look at that, absolutely. Use him in certain situations, limiting his snaps. I have a lot of confidence in the guys that are behind him, too. I'd rather have a guy play full-speed than a guy that's half-speed."

On the interior defensive line:

"Yeah, I'd like to have the three defensive tackles, yes — [DT] Cortez [Broughton], [NT Brandon] Mebane and [DT Justin] Jones. We brought in [DT] Sylvester Williams. He has had an excellent week of practice. [DT Jerry] Tillery is getting better every single week. [NT Damion] Square, he's a savvy veteran. I think we have enough to step up and get the job done, for sure."

On S Nasir Adderley:

"He's rehabbing on the side. He's trying to work himself back in, but sometimes those things are tricky. Every player has a different timetable. Right now, his is taking some time."

On if C/G Scott Quessenberry will start at center:

"Quessenberry will start at center.

"He has played a lot of center in training camp and mini camp — things like that. He was the best bet at center. Like I said, [C/G Ryan] Groy will compete for that spot as well."

On if K Michael Badgley will kick Sunday:

"No, [K] Chase [McLaughlin] is going to kick on Sunday.

"I need another week for him to do both and feel good about it.

"You just don't want to re-aggravate that groin because, if you do, he's going to be behind the eight-ball. We have time to get him right, get him back. I think he needs one more week."

On Bears WR Cordarrelle Patterson factoring into the kicking decision:

"Oh, absolutely. Patterson, I think he's one of the best I've seen in the past decade."

On DE Melvin Ingram III:

"He is a veteran. I trust his opinion if he can go. We'll see. I told him, sometimes you have to protect these guys from themselves. Melvin is a guy that is a captain on this team, wants to be out there. He misses it. I told him that I'd work him out in pregame and see how he looks."

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