Posted: Sep 2, 2012 2:48 PM
Updated: Sep 2, 2012 2:49 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks stood at his locker and didn't even wait for the question to be asked.
Nicks was held out of Sunday's practice for the NFL kickoff Wednesday night against the Dallas Cowboys. But he said emphatically "I'm playing, period."
Just hours earlier there was some concern when Nicks rode a stationary bike as the Super Bowl champions stretched, and then he watched the workout.
Was the right foot that he broke this spring acting up?
The answer was no. The Giants wanted to give him some rest so he would be full speed going against the Cowboys' new cornerbacks Brandon Carr and rookie Morris Claiborne.
Those guys are there because of Nicks and Victor Cruz.