Some encouraging news on Nicks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Hakeem Nicks will miss his third straight game on Sunday, but there appears to be some early optimism that he may be back for next week’s game in San Francisco.

Nicks did some jogging during Friday’s practice, and coach Tom Coughlin said he’s progressing.

“He’s getting there, I think,” Coughlin said. “He, mentally, feels better, that’s for sure.”

Nicks had 10 catches for 199 yards and a touchdown in the team’s Week 2 victory over Tampa Bay, but has been out ever since.