Brooks: Ten preseason questions
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"Obviously the ankle isn't full strength right now, but I felt pretty good out there," Smith said after practice. "I was limping a little bit. It's just something that you've got to work past, you've got to get through."
"You can't miss a day of practice," Smith added. "I pride myself on being out there at all times and one little ankle injury wasn't going to keep me from practicing and competing with my teammates."
Smith revealed that offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg repeatedly told him "don't limp" during practice.
"He's that type of coach. He's going to coach me hard," Smith said. "He's going to coach all of us hard. That's the way he is. He's an old-school coach. He told us about Brett Favre and the way he played through every single injury, so I try to be the same way."