Hakeem Nicks questionable for Giants opener

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The Giants have released their injury report for Wednesday night’s opener against the Cowboys and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has been slapped with the questionable tag.

Nicks played in the team’s preseason finale after recovering from a broken bone in his foot and, despite the designation, all indications are that he will be on the field to help the team kick off their title defense. That means the new Cowboys cornerback tandem of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne will have plenty of work in front of them in their first regular season game with a star on each side of their helmets. Another offensive stater, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, is listed as probable with a bruised hand.

Tackle Will Beatty and linebacker Michael Boley, each of whom returned to practice in the last week after long absences, were also listed as questionable, as was linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka. Boley and Kiwanuka should see plenty of action, but Beatty is currently behind Sean Locklear and David Diehl at tackle.

The Giants ruled out cornerback Prince Amukamara, defensive tackle Marvin Austin and tackle James Brewer. Cornerback Jayron Hosley, defensive end Adrian Tracy and running back Da’Rel Scott are all listed as questionable.

7 responses to “Hakeem Nicks questionable for Giants opener

  1. Why the hell is the NFL season starting on a Wednesday night? It gives players at least one less day to get healthy after training camp and then a full 10 days to not play their next opponents.

    NFL football should be played on Sunday’s with the Monday night game being the one exception. But this is a revenue driven business.

  2. The Giants always list their players that are Dinged up as “Questionable” so that the defense must waist time looking up the backup… Nice but everyone knows he will play!

  3. ceschatz says:
    Sep 4, 2012 4:00 PM
    I hope Nicks does play. He will be less than 100% which should help Eli become the INT leader yet again.

    Not a Giants’ fan, but it doesn’t matter what Eli does in the first few quarters of a game or the early part of the season; he has proven that he can put it all together when it’s all on the line. That’s spoken from a Pats’ fan.

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