Nicks' injury yields more opportunity

A silver lining? Giants wideouts getting more reps in Hakeem's absence

Updated: May 31, 2012, 12:06 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With Hakeem Nicks' surgically repaired broken toe elevated and resting in a walking boot, Domenik Hixon moved up to the first team and got some valuable reps with Eli Manning.

Hixon, attempting his second comeback from a torn ACL injury in as many years, caught some nice passes in the Giants' voluntary organized team activities on Wednesday. And so began life without Nicks for the next couple of months.

If there is one positive to come from Nicks' injury, ...

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