The New York Giants are battling injuries across the board but on the bright side, running back Ahmad Bradshaw and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks have returned as limited participants to Thursday's practice. Neither of them were able to play in Week 3. Bradshaw is probable and Nicks remains questionable heading into a Week 4 divisional matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Andre Brown proved his competence by rushing for 184 yards and three scores in the Giants' last two games. Even if Bradshaw is close to 100-percent, it's likely that Brown will see a healthy share of the touches out of the backfield. As for Nicks, this is a tough matchup defensively as Philadelphia has played relatively well against wide receivers this season. Rather than bench him, think of him as a high-end flex option as he'll still surely see close to double-digit targets. WR Ramses Barden looked great filling-in for Nicks, although he'll have a hard time replicating his numbers (nine receptions for 138 yards) against Philly even if he gets the start. Since it's a Sunday night game, be sure to monitor both players' status leading up to the game. In other news, safety Antrel Rolle , cornerback Jayron Hosley , linebacker Keith Rivers , and right tackle David Diehl did not practice fully.