After Sunday’s game against the 49ers, Hakeem Nicks said: “I’m good for the rest of the season.”
That meant he didn’t expect to miss any more games. It might also have meant he didn’t expect to miss any more practices. The Giants wide receiver was on the practice field for the second straight day today, running routes, catching passes and otherwise looking like a full participant (he’ll likely be listed as limited later today). He might wind up being listed as questionable for Sunday when the final injury report is released tomorrow, but at this point it seems he is on a direct path to playing against the Redskins.
The Giants also got some more good news as Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), Michael Boley (hip) and Corey Webster (hamstring), all of whom missed yesterday’s practice, were on the field today. Boley was the most active of the three in the portion of practice that we saw. Webster warmed up with the team and then went off to the side for extra stretching on his legs. He was wearing pads. Bradshaw caught passes from Eli Manning in warm-ups but seemed to be off to the side on some drills while participating in others.
Andre Brown (concussion) and Chris Canty (knee) seemed to be practicing fully. Both should be available for the game.
Three players who will likely not be active for Sunday are Kenny Phillips (knee) who was on the bike again today, Rocky Bernard (quad) who has missed two previous games and was not on the field at all, and Jacquian Williams (knee) who was not expected to practice this week. Da’Rel Scott (knee) will likely be placed on injured reserve after surgery on Tuesday, a move that seems destined for Friday or Saturday when the Giants can activate Canty from PUP to their active roster.