Jon Gruden Transcript — Sept. 20

Here is Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden's entire transcript from his post-practice press conference on Thursday, Sept. 20:

On injured players

Brian Kelly practiced today without limitations. That was good news. Patrick Chukwurah was limited and we held Ike Hilliard today with an ankle injury. Hopefully we'll see if he's ready to go tomorrow."

On how important it is to get CB Brian Kelly back

Oh, we'd like to have him. We think he's a really good corner. Today was a good performance by him. If we get him back, it will be a real good addition to us.

On if it was a positive sign that Kelly has a chance to play Sunday

Well, yeah, he wouldn't be full-go [in practice] if he wasn't close to being ready to play. Once again, we'll see how he feels tomorrow and we'll make our final decision on game day."

On if he has a comment on Ike Hilliard dubbing himself, Jeff Garcia and Joey Galloway "The Dinosaurs"

No, not really. They're good players. They're good players and they're playing good. Hopefully they continue to do that."


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