The Giants have proven they can win playing “next man up,” and they’re going to have to for another week.
The team announced that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was downgraded to out and would not travel with the team to Philadelphia, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Foot and knee problems cost him last week’s game at Carolina, and Ramses Barden stepped in nicely in his place.
But Nicks had 14 catches for 237 yards in his first two games, and at some point, the Giants will need him back.
The Giants will also be without tackle David Diehl, linebacker Keith Rivers, and cornerback Jayron Hosley.