Monday, September 19, 2011
Hakeem Nicks, Justin Tuck active for Giants
By Dan Graziano
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Injured wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and defensive end Justin Tuck will both suit up and play for the New York Giants in tonight's "Monday Night Football" game against the Rams on ESPN.
Tuck missed the Giants' season opener last week with a neck injury and Nicks was slowed in practice last week with a knee injury. Each was supposed to be a game-time decision, but they appear to have checked out and will start, which is great news for a Giants team that has been wracked by injuries since the start of training camp.
As expected, Rams running back Steven Jackson is inactive as a result of the quad injury he suffered in last week's season opener against the Eagles, so the Giants will have to contain backup running back Cadillac Williams instead.
I'll be here at Met Life Stadium all night and we'll be live-chatting the game throughout, so drop on by and fire off a question or two. I'll be happy to try and answer it.