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New York Giants’ Hakeem Nicks, Chris Snee and Ahmad Bradshaw Return to Practice on Thursday

December 27th, 2012 at 2:19 PM
By Paul Tierney

'Super Bowl-6-2' photo (c) 2012, Stephen Luke - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ The New York Giants returned three of their key starters to practice. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee), right guard Chris Snee (hip) and running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) each practiced in some capacity today after missing yesterday. Defensive end Justin Tuck practiced for the second straight day. Safeties Kenny Phillips and Tyler Sash were each limited participants.

Bradshaw rarely practices on Thursday's, as he has been battling knee and foot issues for nearly the entire season. If his injury has improved significantly since last Sunday's debacle in Baltimore, it will bode well for Big Blue's chances to emerge victorious against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Bradshaw was extremely limited against the Ravens, and the Giants offense became one dimensional because of it. 

David Baas was not seen at practice. Furthermore, defensive tackle Chris Canty and cornerback Prince Amukamara each did individual work on the side. Their status' for Sunday's game are uncertain at this time. Out of the three, Amukamara seems the most likely to suit up, given that he was active last week.

Even without the aforementioned players, the Giants are more talented than the Eagles. Obviously, the more healthy starters on the field the better. However, the major determining factor in the outcome of this matchup will be the mentality with which the Giants come out with. if they spot the Eagles two touchdowns before they make their first run at the end zone, it will be another long day for this team. It will be interesting to see just how much pride this team really has on Sunday.

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Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty, Chris Snee, David Baas, Football, Hakeem Nicks, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Prince Amukamara, Tyler Sash, wide receiver

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5 Responses to “New York Giants’ Hakeem Nicks, Chris Snee and Ahmad Bradshaw Return to Practice on Thursday”

  1.  GmenMania says:

    I can think of a couple guys who might be good pickups in free agency this year.

    1. Andy Levitre G Bills: If we’re gonna replace Snee, this is the guy to replace him with. Very good pass blocker, solid run blocker on a team that has a lot of good guards. Could be signed for 4 years at 18 million, a pretty good price for a guard of his caliber.

    2. Andre Smith RT Bengals: Good pass blocker, fantastic run blocker. Had a breakout year, and might be difficult to sign as the Bengals have no replacement, and could fetch a pretty penny on the open market from a RT-needy team. If Reese is going to make a big move on the O-line, this is the one to make. Could be signed for maybe 4 years and somewhere in the high 20 million to low 30 million range, if Reese is willing to spend that much.

    3. Daryl Smith OLB Jaguars: One of the best OLBs a season ago, played in only a few games this year due to nagging injuries. This might have deflated his value, so he could be affordable. Kind of like a rich man’s Michael Boley, he’s very good against both the run and pass. Could be had for 4 years and 18-22 million.

    All three players would fill needs for the team. Of course, free agency is still a ways away, so we have to see what happens before then. Who known, we might even make the playoffs. . .

    •  G-MenFan says:

      LOL, I too am in a “wake me in time for the draft” kind of mood.

      This team really crapped the bed. If this is the way they treat their Super Bowl “honeymoon” with their fans, there are some people on the team that don’t deserve the relationship. If after starting 6-2 they miss the playoffs–and they’re almost certain to–back up the truck for all I care.

  2.  kujo says:

    Snee isn’t going anywhere, especially with the youth and inexperience (and lack of talent, IMO) on the depth chart right now. But I’ll bet Reese and Co. will start thinking about making a larger investment at that position than we’ve seen lately, sometime in the next year or 2. Could be a free agent of the not-dumpster variety, or a top-half of the draft selection with the goal being this player usurping Snee in 2015 at the latest.

    Diehl ought to be gone, but he will likely stick. He’s a vet and there’s no clearcut replacement on the roster right now. Ditto for Baas, who will likely be asked to take a paycut.

    As you all know, the OL has long since been a pet peeve of mine, but there’s no sense in just blowing the whole thing up this offseason. They been bad, but not much worse than usual. They’re part of the problem, but not nearly as culpable as, say, the injuries that have ravaged our secondary or the nonexistent pass rush or the lack of any downfield targets other than Cruz, or Eli’s lack of execution over the last 6 weeks. It’s all interdependent, and stuff needs to get done. But I highly doubt Reese overreacts the way you all seem to think he should.

    •  GmenMania says:

      I read somewhere that Diehl is likely to be cut. Forgot where (I think one of the beat writers), but the source said that Diehl will most likely be gone.

  3.  GmenMania says:

    UUT

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