Baas, Bradshaw, Nicks, Manningham miss practice



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants started preparations for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots without five starters.

Leading running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), starting wide receivers Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) and Mario Manningham (illness), center David Baas (knee) and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (shoulder) all missed Wednesday’s practice.

The biggest concerns seem to Baas and Nicks, who were both hurt in Sunday’s 20-17 win over Miami.