Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reports that Giants cornerback Aaron Ross worked with the second-team defense Friday in practice. For now, it looks like Bruce Johnson will remain as the nickel corner.
All indications are that coach Tom Coughlin will wait until game day to make a decision on Ross. It looks like the cornerback is at the point where he could make it through a game, but the Giants have been very cautious with him since he suffered another setback earlier in the season.
They've tested his hamstring all week, so it will be an interesting decision. I think it's 50-50 at this point, and that's why Ross is listed as questionable. The Giants could hop right back in the race for an NFC East title with a win over the Falcons on Sunday, so Coughlin will be tempted to put Ross back on the field. I think he would give this secondary a much-needed boost.