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Hakeem Nicks will make preseason debut on Sunday

Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz AP

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has been managing a groin injury this summer, but things have progressed enough for him to get on the field against the Colts this weekend.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Friday that Nicks will be in the lineup when the Giants welcome Indianapolis to MetLife Stadium on Sunday night. Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Coughlin said he expects the starters to play roughly 20 snaps, although it’s unclear whether Nicks would be restricted to fewer snaps given his inactivity during camp.

Nicks was hampered by knee and foot injuries last season that robbed him of the explosiveness he’s used to make plays down the field over the course of his career. Losing that dimension hurt the Giants offense as a whole since it is a very difficult unit to stop when Nicks is playing at full speed.

Should Nicks remain healthy for the majority of the season and put up the kind of numbers he did in 2010 and 2011, it will benefit him as well as the Giants. Nicks is entering the final year of his contract and health issues are the only thing standing in the way of a big contract for 2014 and beyond.

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8 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks will make preseason debut on Sunday”
  1. funkels says: Aug 16, 2013 4:17 PM

    Another Super Bowl and a home game to boot. Woooooo hoooooooooo! Go Giants!!!!

  2. thehairychestsportsblog says: Aug 16, 2013 5:22 PM

    What better way for the Skins to stick it to John Mara then signing this guy to a contract next season.

  3. cooklynn17 says: Aug 16, 2013 5:41 PM

    thehairychestsportsblog says:
    Aug 16, 2013 5:22 PM
    What better way for the Skins to stick it to John Mara then signing this guy to a contract next season.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Wishful thinking…Ever hear of the Franchise Tag???

    Nicks, still in the mix!!!

  4. justintuckrule says: Aug 16, 2013 6:07 PM

    I say sit him. Especially since hes not 100%

  5. east96st says: Aug 16, 2013 6:14 PM

    “What better way for the Skins to stick it to John Mara then signing this guy to a contract next season.”

    1) Mara wasn’t the issue, the Skins cheating was the issue 2) Goodell fined the Skins, not Mara 3) You do realize how much joy you bring to Giants fans when you post this garbage, don’t you? It really does make us laugh that you are all so miserable and insecure. Not sniffing a Super Bowl for so long will do that to a fan base 4) Given the Skins track record with high priced FAs, I would welcome you guys signing Nicks. That would signal his career is done and you saved the Giants from making a costly mistake 5) You guys might want to focus on fixing that PED problem you have going on down there. You’re going have a tough time fielding a competitive team if players keep getting suspended.

  6. davidpuddy720 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:48 PM

    Skins fans comment more about Giants articles than their own team. It’s pathetic

  7. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 16, 2013 10:44 PM

    Who cares he’s a loser!!!

  8. justlntuckrule says: Aug 17, 2013 11:05 PM

    Nicks will make his preseason debut on Sunday, and then be on the PUP List until week 9. Sadly he can not stay healthy enough to stay on the field. Hopefully when we give him a truck-load of money next year, he’ll be his old self again.

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