N.Y. Giants News: Hakeem Nicks Available Against Tampa Bay On Sunday?
September 15, 2012 2:16 AM EST
New York Giants wide out Hakeem Nicks was listed as questionable leading up to the Dallas Cowboys, yet still played in the NFL season opener and his service for Week Two may be in doubt.
Nicks has been nursing a foot injury and had not practiced up until Thursday, but his return was on a "limited" basis. According to ESPN, the 24-year-old, who had been listed as "questionable," is expected to play in the Giants' home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
A Newsday blog reported on Thursday that Nicks is not at 100 percent, and "admitted last week to not being himself on the field."
Nicks had four receptions for 38 yards against Dallas. He is coming off consecutive seasons where he had over 75 receptions for over 1,000 yards.
The Giants only scored 17 points against Dallas, and quarterback Eli Manning may need every available offensive weapon against a Bucs defense that conceded just 10 points and 301 total yards to the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 9.
Should Hicks be out of action, or at least limited, the Giants may turn to Rueben Randle. The 21-year-old didn't factor in the season opener, but displayed his speed and talent in the last preseason game when he made two solid punt returns against the New England Patriots. Randle also had five receptions in four preseason games.
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