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Telvin Smith Sr. - Thursday, August 9, 2018

(On his actions prior to the start of the game) "Before we even get started, as a man, I've got certain beliefs, but this is not going to become a distraction in Jacksonville. This is not going to become a distraction for this team. I've got beliefs. I did what I did. I don't know if it's going to be every week, can't answer if it's going to be every week, but, as a man, I've got to stand for something. I love my team, I'm dedicated to my teammates and that's what we're talking about. I did what I did, it was love. I hope people see it and respect it. I respect views, I love the military, I wore my Salute to Service cleats today. It's love, and we're just going to move forward and move forward in the preseason. It's about that we lost a game, we've got to get this team prepared, this roster prepared and move forward in the season. No more questions about the beginning of the game."

(On how he thought the defense performed) "The defense was great. We came out and we had a little backfield position and we dealt with it. That's what we're going to have to deal with during the season. It was tough, but we got the job done."

(On the similarities to last year's preseason with the defense) "That was the same thing. We had the same situation. Calais [Campbell] wasn't out there, we didn't have our giant out there. They still didn't feel that whole force, but they will, they will."