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Jim Zorn Training Camp Media Session

On the reason Chris Horton missed practice:

"He has a stomach virus, and we are giving him a day of rest. He is on antibiotics and will play in the game. We are just trying to get him rested."

On the injuries to Stephon Heyer and Todd Wade:
"It hurts and helps. It hurts in that they can't get reps and we can't create unity amongst the second group. It helps because we can put other guys in those positions, which allows them to realize the toughness needed to really play this game. The guys that are taking their spots do not usually get more than just a few reps per day."

On his impressions of Antwaan Randle El:
"He has been outstanding and for a guy that has just come off surgery, he has a real hop in his step. He is very lively and competitive. What I like about our veteran receivers is that they think about how to be receivers in the assignment of the play. It creates a great rhythm to the play because they are in-and-out of breaks. He is doing an outstanding job of leading the way."

On whether more starters will receive playing time in the upcoming game:
"We are going to give a few more starters some reps. I don't imagine I will give Jason Campbell more than possibly an additional series. It will just be that a few more players will get playing time, in part because we have more guys healthy."

On whether Marcus Mason's vision contributed to his strong performance in the Hall of Fame Game:
"He has good vision, but what made him illusive in the game was his quick first step. What I liked about what he did is when he saw no cut; he was fast through the hole. When it was shut down and there was a wall, he was able to move, change directions, and start again. It is his ability to start and stop and his desire that showed up this past weekend."

On what the college scouts were saying about Chris Horton leading up to drafting him:
"We liked his size and we thought he was a sleeper. It was probably his speed that caused him to fall in the draft. A player's on the field speed could be different than his 40-yard dash. When you get a ball player, you become very excited."

On his feelings leading up to coaching his first game in FedExField:
"I am very excited about having a home game, although I felt like we had a home game in Canton. There are no expectations other than having great fans and a great atmosphere. What I expect of myself is that I am very prepared and having the players very prepared."

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