Canty practices with Giants for first time since Super Bowl

New York Giants defensive end Chris Canty before New York Giants defensive end Chris Canty before a game against the Washington Redskins in East Rutherford, N.J. (Sept. 13, 2009) Photo Credit: AP

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Chris Canty practiced with the Giants for the first time since the Super Bowl Wednesday and said he's looking forward to the possibility of playing in Sunday's game against the Redskins.

"Any competitor is always looking forward to an opportunity to compete," Canty said. "So, obviously, I'm excited about the game on Sunday."

Canty has been on PUP all season following knee surgery in February. If he is activated, the Giants will have to clear space for him on the roster. An obvious move would be to place RB Da'Rel Scott on IR. Scott underwent an arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday on his knee.

Canty would add veteran depth at defensive tackle. He also would give the Giants more of a presence in the middle and allow other players to return to their regular positions.

"It will take me from playing three-technique and get me back on the edge," Jason Pierre-Paul said with a wide grin, "so, you know, he's going to be a lot of help."

Nicks practices

Hakeem Nicks played in Sunday's game against the 49ers, but perhaps more surprising was that he practiced yesterday. For the first time all season Nicks worked on a Wednesday. He was limited. Nicks has been battling knee and foot injuries all season, but Tom Coughlin said he "came out OK" from the game.

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Giant steps

LB Jacquian Williams (knee) is not expected to practice this week and likely will miss Sunday's game. "[Keith] Rivers is going to have to get himself ready to go," Coughlin said. LB Michael Boley (hip) also missed practice but should play Sunday . . . S Antrel Rolle, who had two interceptions against the 49ers, was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week . . . WR Pierre Garcon (foot) did not practice for the Redskins.

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