Kenny Phillips doubtful for Saints

Giants safety Kenny Phillips talks with reporters during

Giants safety Kenny Phillips talks with reporters during training camp. (July 30, 2012) (Credit: Hans Pennink)

Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw returned to practice on Friday for the Giants, but safety Kenny Phillips rode the stationary bike and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Phillips, against the Packers, aggravated a sprained MCL that cost him six games this season. He did play sparingly on Monday against the Redskins, but his inability to practice all week makes it unlikely he will be active in two days.

Nicks was excluded from Thursday's practice as a precautionary measure because the wide receiver was dealing with a sore knee, coach Tom Coughlin said. The receiver suffered a left MCL sprain against the Buccaneers in Week 2 and has battled by the injury since, though he has played in the last seven games. Nicks had five catches for 43 yards (and was thrown to 10 times) on Monday.

Bradshaw, who has chronic foot issues, maintained his once-a-week practice routine and was a go. The running back went for 103 yards on 24 carries in his first 100-yard game since Oct. 14 against the 49ers.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (back), linebackers Chase Blackburn (ankle), Michael Boley (shoulder), Jacquain Williams (knee) and center David Baas all practiced. Safety Tyler Sash (hamstring) and tight end Travis Beckum (knee) didn't participate.

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