DB-BOB SANDERS (on if he will play Sunday) * *
"Right now we are not sure. I know I am practicing, but we'll see how much time I get in this weekend if I get any."
DB-BOB SANDERS (how much practice has helped recently)
"It helps a lot. I haven't been out there since last year, so it is exciting to be back on the field and back with my teammates."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on if playing Sunday were up to him)
"Definitely play. But you have to be smart about the decisions we make now, and when it is time I'll be ready."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on if he is more optimistic)
"Definitely. I feel better than I have felt in a long time. I definitely feel excited about it, and hopefully I'll be able to get in and get some plays."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on if he is just going to get his feet wet this week)
"We haven't even made that decision. We are looking forward to that. If it happens, if it doesn't, we'll wait and see."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on the biggest adjustment when coming back)
"Just getting my feet underneath me. I haven't been out there in a long time, I'm so used to running around and making a lot of plays. I just have to make sure I am where I need to be, get my fits, my reads, communication, I mean everything. It takes a lot to be back there and play safety, so I got to make sure I'm ready."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on if he has been impressed by the defense in his absence)
"Oh, yeah. Melvin (Bullitt) has played excellent this year, and also in the past, too. (Antoine) Bethea is having another Pro Bowl year, just all the guys around, all the corners, young guys, they are all doing a great job."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on St. Louis RB-Steven Jackson)
"He's very shifty, very quick feet, strong, powerful. He can run you over, he can run around you, he can make you miss, all those things. If I'm playing, it will be a great week to test my knee."