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Hakeem Nicks looks good in return to Giants practice

Hakeem Nicks AP

As with most players coming back from injuries, the Giants don’t seem eager to rush wide receiver Hakeem Nicks back into a preseason game.

But they were encouraged by his return to the practice field Monday, his first work  in team drills since breaking his foot in OTAs this spring.

He seemed to be pretty good, seemed to feel good,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, via Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger. “He moved around well and did a good job with it.”

Nicks took about half the first-team snaps in practice, yielding to Domenik Hixon for the rest. But he made several nice plays when he was out there.

“I’ve been running routes now for about two weeks,” Nicks said before practice. “I ran every route in the route book and haven’t had a problem. I just have to go out there and take care of the things I need to take care of and stay on top of it.”

They’ll monitor him this week to see if he plays against the Bears, to make sure there are no setbacks with the foot.

“We’ll see,” Coughlin said when asked about Nicks playing in the preseason. “We’re going to go slow just to make sure there’s never a setback. He’s very anxious to do more, but we’ll go slow.”

Unless he’s playing Friday, when the starters do their main work of the preseason, there’s not much point playing him in the finale against the Patriots.

Of course, that assumes there’s much value in anyone playing in that final game, when most  teams are just trying to slide through without damage.

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3 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks looks good in return to Giants practice”
  1. nygdriveforfive says: Aug 21, 2012 12:53 PM

    Still not sure why nobody is taking about Nick’s legendary post season. Dude crushed every single post season record for wr’s who won the SB. Only fitz had a better overall playoffs and as you know he diden’t win the Bowl. Hakeem Nicks=top 5 wr in the league. Love me some Cruz but Nicks is NYG’s #1WR.

  2. cricci3 says: Aug 21, 2012 1:36 PM

    What records did he crush? From my research Jerry Rice has just about everyone. Nicks has none…you should really back up your research or else it is just bs.

  3. nygdriveforfive says: Aug 21, 2012 3:11 PM

    @ cricci3
    Nicks had 28 rec for 444 yards and 4td’s in the playoffs. Rice had 409 yards in 1988. Again, Nicks has the most yards receiving in one post season of ANY wr Ever to win the SB that year.

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