Hakeem Nicks, Prince Amukamara Questionable For Week 2 Matchup Against Bucs
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and cornerback Prince Amukamara have been deemed questionable for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium, the team reported on Friday.
Linebacker Keith Rivers is doubtful and defensive end Adewale Ojomo has been ruled out.
The Giants’ secondary was short-handed with cornerbacks Terrell Thomas (knee) out for the season and Amukamara out with a high ankle sprain. And it only got worse in the second half when Michael Coe tweaked a hamstring and had to sit, forcing Justin Tryon to play cornerback.
Coe has been listed as probable for the Week 2 matchup. Before he left the game last Wednesday, the fifth-year player had five sacks for Big Blue.
The lack of depth hurt the G-Men in Week 1, as Dallas quarterback Tony Romo shredded the secondary for 307 yards and three touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 24-17 win.
“The coach hasn’t told me anything yet,” Amukamara said, according to the team’s website. “I just practiced this whole week and just did the best I can out there. I feel a lot better. I feel like I’m improving and getting healthier each day. If (you) can compete in practice, you can play.”
As for the offensive side of the ball, losing Nicks would be a major blow for quarterback Eli Manning. Tom Coughlin did say, however, that he expects the North Carolina alum to play. The 24-year-old is currently recovering from a surgically-repaired foot.
Nicks caught four passes for 38 yards in the season opener against Dallas.
Looks like it’s going to be a game-time decision for both these guys. Sound off with your thoughts and comments in the section below…
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