EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams were among seven New York Giants who missed the team’s first practice for the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots on Feb. 5.
Nicks hurt his shoulder in the Giants’ win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game. The Giants listed Williams, their fastest linebacker, with a foot injury.
Also out were center David Baas (abdomen), linebacker Chase Blackburn (calf), backup cornerback Will Blackmon (knee), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) and cornerback Corey Webster (hamstring).
Bradshaw and Webster have had their injuries for weeks and it has not stopped them from playing.
Backup safety Tyler Sash practiced on Thursday after passing the concussion protocol for a blow he took Sunday.
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