Giants WR Hakeem Nicks practices for first time
Monday, August 20, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks practiced for basically the first time since the Super Bowl champions opened training camp in late July.
Nicks was taken off the physically unable to perform list last week and was very limited until Monday's practice. The four-year veteran made a nice catch against cornerback Corey Webster in a seven-on-seven drill and caught a touchdown on a fade pattern during a late two-minute drill.
Neither Nicks nor coach Tom Coughlin would speculate whether Nicks would play in either of the final two preseason games.
A first-round draft pick in 2009, Nicks caught 76 passes for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He was outstanding in the playoffs, catching 28 passes for 444 yards (a 15.9 yard average) and four touchdowns.