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Hakeem Nicks not expected to play Sunday night at Philadelphia

New York Giants Hakeem Nicks avoids tackle by Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ahmad Black after catching pass to set up Giants winning touchdown in NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is unlikely to play on Sunday night against the Eagles.

The Giants have listed Nicks as doubtful with the foot injury he suffered two weeks ago, and he has also reportedly experienced swelling in his knee. Nicks has already missed one game, last Thursday against the Panthers, and now appears set to miss another.

Nicks was off to a great start this season, with 14 catches for 237 yards and a touchdown in the first two weeks. The Giants’ offense played well in his absence against the Panthers.

The Giants have confirmed that tackle David Diehl, linebacker Keith Rivers and cornerback Jayron Hosley will all miss Sunday’s game as well.

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38 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks not expected to play Sunday night at Philadelphia”
  1. vman0626 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:28 PM

    Next man up.

    The Gmen don’t make excuses.

    Ever.

  2. sariff420 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:33 PM

    Ramses Barden. Your up again

  3. knackstermyea says: Sep 28, 2012 1:34 PM

    Cant stand either team. But at least i respect the giants. they’ve actually won Super Bowls.

  4. bjenks10 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:35 PM

    As an eagles fan who will be at the game I thought the eagles weren’t going to win. This news however could be a game changer.

  5. dragus84 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:38 PM

    ya.. seemed to be a pretty big game changer against the panthers when barden when went nuts

  6. justintuckrule says: Sep 28, 2012 1:39 PM

    Give Eli protection and he’ll use Ramses.

  7. blacknole08 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:40 PM

    I like how Nicks just made a big play in this pic yet no one seems interested in the action (Pam Oliver seemed indifferent).

  8. dugganmt says: Sep 28, 2012 1:41 PM

    Just snagged him in my fantasy league.

  9. luadak says: Sep 28, 2012 1:41 PM

    The internet trembles as thousands of fantasy fans rush to their computers frantically clicking to add R. Barden.

    Nicks is one hell of a player, but rushing back from minor injuries seems to always make him a risky play, and questionable nearly every week.

  10. gochargersgo says: Sep 28, 2012 1:43 PM

    @Vman0626

    Unless the other team has the audacity to actually try when you’re just trying to kneel the ball. Thats just inexcusable.

  11. bjenks10 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:48 PM

    @dragus84 ya I guess we can just act like Braden will always put up numbers like that and also act like the panthers and eagles defenses are similar. Come on man

  12. bluebongzilla says: Sep 28, 2012 1:51 PM

    “Nicks was off to a great start this season, with 14 catches for 237 yards and a touchdown in the first two weeks.”

    That’s a little misleading. he was 4 for 38 in week 1 then 10 for 199 and a TD in week 2. So in reality he had one great game.

  13. bengalfan2012 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:52 PM

    Keith Rivers professional career summed up in 3 words
    Questionable
    Doubtful
    Out!

  14. bunjy96 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:53 PM

    Seems like teams that have played Tampa this year have come away with injuries.

    They are in the NFLS. Think they learned how to “bounty” from N.O.?

  15. cspades99 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:56 PM

    Don’t forget about Hixon.

  16. kattykathy says: Sep 28, 2012 2:01 PM

    Hixon will get the call ahead of Barden.
    Barden only got playing time cause Hixon got hurt.

    I thought Giants fans knew their team?

  17. kattykathy says: Sep 28, 2012 2:02 PM

    blacknole08 says: Sep 28, 2012 1:40 PM

    I like how Nicks just made a big play in this pic yet no one seems interested in the action (Pam Oliver seemed indifferent).

    ************************************

    Pam Oliver is NOT impressed ;)

  18. ndizzl says: Sep 28, 2012 2:10 PM

    Next man up all you want but this is a huge blow for the giants. People seriously comparing panthers defense to eagles d? Ramses Barden been in league for 4 years and had one good game against a pathetic excuse of a defense. Give me a break, DRC will lock that dude down all night.

  19. bigbluenationdb says: Sep 28, 2012 2:19 PM

    Giants offense has plenty of weapons. People seem to be forgetting about Bennett who is having a solid season. Cruz, Bennett, Hixon and Barden will be fine. Plenty of plays to be made against Phillys secondary as long as the oline can contain the DEs.

  20. prgsdw says: Sep 28, 2012 2:21 PM

    bluebongzilla nailed it. He had 4 catches for 38 yards in week one against Dallas and then had a great game in week two against the Bucs.

  21. gcsuk says: Sep 28, 2012 2:30 PM

    I’m honestly more concerned about the Hoseley injury. Giants have no room for injuries in their secondary, and he added some much needed depth against Carolina. Giants have offensive weapons a plenty. The front 7 is REALLY going to have to step up.

  22. anthonykornheiser says: Sep 28, 2012 2:32 PM

    @prgsdw–Yup, so true. Guy had one good game, nicks is garbage. If you are basing it on one game for 38 yards, you are delusional. Nicks is one of the best wideouts in the entire NFL.

  23. sicklife1 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:36 PM

    kattykathy says:
    Sep 28, 2012 2:01 PM
    Hixon will get the call ahead of Barden.
    Barden only got playing time cause Hixon got hurt.

    I thought Giants fans knew their team?

    ——————————————————

    Obviously you don’t know the Giants that well if you think Hixon is solidified in the 3rd WR slot. There are very few players that won’t lose playing time if they’re not performing on a week-week basis with Coughlin , but Hixon is not one of them. That being said, with Nicks out, it will be Hixon & Barden on the outside with Cruz in the slot. The Giants rarely go without 3 WR’s, even though you’ve seen it a little more this year with the play of Bennett. Hixon hasn’t done much this year to say that Barden won’t get the call over him, especially with his play last week.

  24. cleverbob says: Sep 28, 2012 2:41 PM

    Eagles vs Giants is always a good game regardless of who suits up for each side. Can’t wait!

  25. chrisvegas says: Sep 28, 2012 2:50 PM

    Both teams have huge injuries. Eagles Offensive line is banged up, which to me is much more significant then the Giants missing Nicks when they still have Cruz. Also we don’t know how healthy Maclin will be going in as Maclin is arguable the Eagles best WR. Injuries aren’t an excuse. The key this game will be how well the Eagles handle the blitzed and how well Eli handles that pass rush from the Eagles. Both these teams have elite Dlines and have had success against the opposing Olines. This game comes down to how the QB’s handle the pressure. Eli is a better QB then Vick, but he has struggled against the Eagles his entire career, so to me this game is a toss-up. The only thing I’m certain of is the Eagles have to cut down the Turnovers and Andy Reid has to run McCoy more than 5 times in the first half as Giants blitze the Eagles more then 45% of the time.

  26. wizahdry says: Sep 28, 2012 3:02 PM

    Is it time to say Nicks is injury prone? Still hasn’t made it a full season!

  27. justintuckrule says: Sep 28, 2012 3:24 PM

    26 comments and not one discusses the Giants born-again run game. The Eags haven’t had to face this from NYG is a fairly long time. If they load up on Eli/Cruz….Andre seems to have the capability to gash them. Load up on the run, Eli can gash them. NYG has that pick your poison offense that it had a few years back when the Giants owned Philly. In the recent years when NYG run was weak, Philly has been the superior team. This really could be the tide turner in this series just as there has always been a tide turner on both sides for the last 70 years. Man I love Giants/Eagles!! So glad it’s the Sunday nighter with Al Michaels!

  28. bobbyhoying says: Sep 28, 2012 3:33 PM

    Both of these teams seem to play better in the other team’s stadium. Vick gives me no confidence right now. I’d feel better if the game were in the Meadowlands where the Giants invent ways to lose to the Eagles.

  29. flowadelph says: Sep 28, 2012 3:35 PM

    As an Eagles fa I can’t stand so called Eagles fans that think they aren’t going to win. And have the nerve to have tickets to the game. Give them to a real fan.

  30. laeaglefan says: Sep 28, 2012 3:41 PM

    The Giants don’t need Nicks to beat the Eagles. Victor Cruz is going to have a monster game….look for 7-10 catches and upwards of 150 yards and 2 TDs.

  31. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 28, 2012 3:48 PM

    Some things just dont change. Nicks is injury prone. Jim Harbaugh is a whiny little baby. And its sunny out.

  32. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 28, 2012 3:48 PM

    kattykathy says: Sep 28, 2012 2:01 PM

    Hixon will get the call ahead of Barden.
    Barden only got playing time cause Hixon got hurt.

    I thought Giants fans knew their team?

    —————

    Actually our offensive coordinator says he will ride the HOT HAND. We know our team. Stick to yours.

  33. infectorman says: Sep 28, 2012 4:18 PM

    Classic NFC East divisional match-up.
    With only a couple 100 miles between the 2 cities and tons of 2 million tons of vitriol..

    Nicks, like Barden, has also only been in the league for 3 full years and he does seem a bit fragile. Hopefully he can get healthy as he is fun to watch.
    This coming form a Pats fan. What is the world coming to?!?
    Barden seems like he could be a monster if he can get his act together.
    While he looked great against a suspect Carolina secondary, they were cheating a safety toward Cruz all nite. Hixon may open that up a bit.
    Giants win by 7+…

  34. situsavaisprier says: Sep 28, 2012 4:53 PM

    Something that people may not understand. Hixon is playing well this year and running good routes. Eli has missed him a few times. including that td pass he overthrew against Dallas. He has done everything the coaches asked and is consistent. He doesn’t quite seem as fast as he was before, but he still has underrated speed.

    That being said, in the NFL you can be doing well and get hurt, then yourback-up does so well you simply can’t sit him. Barden hasn’t dropped a ball all year and really played great against the Panthers. Why sit him after that? Hixon knows about this already, he was injured in 2009, and Manningham had a 10 catch, 150 yard performance with a td. How can you sit a guy after that? Hixon is a good WR, but he isn’t at the level of a player that won’t lose his job if the back-up performs very well.

  35. claymatthewshairplugs says: Sep 28, 2012 4:53 PM

    Seems every year Nicks is injured. He might as well be on the all injured team joining guys like Polamalu, Matthews and Stafford.

  36. victorycruz says: Sep 28, 2012 5:10 PM

    Well, I was really looking forward to finally having Nicks back, and then this happens. Don’t get me wrong, cause I like Hixon and Barden, but Nicks is irreplaceable. I just hope we can get the run game going, so it free’s up the play action passes. Biggest concern to me though is that our #1 CB Webster is playing with a broken dominant right hand, our #2 CB is on IR, our #3 Prince admitted he’s still not 100%, #4 Hosley is out, and the #5 is also coming of an injury, so how the hell we gonna cover Jackson, Maclin, Avant, Celek, and Shady?? If Vick has time Eagles win, if my dline actually has a good game Giants should be able to win. Something tells me this will come to the 4th quarter within 7 points

  37. fmwarner says: Sep 28, 2012 5:48 PM

    flowadelph says: Sep 28, 2012 3:35 PM

    As an Eagles fa I can’t stand so called Eagles fans that think they aren’t going to win. And have the nerve to have tickets to the game. Give them to a real fan.
    ———————————————————

    Sorry, but I don’t have to check my brain at the door to be a real fan. Although that would explain the behavior of some of my fellow Eagles fans. Hmm….

  38. kev86 says: Sep 28, 2012 6:31 PM

    Eli is going to launch one deep into the hands of Rueben Randle.

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