Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Saturday morning headlines.
Will Nicks play Sunday?
It seems like everyone wants to know if wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, signed last week to replace Victor Cruz, will dress Sunday against the Washington Redskins. If the Giants know the answer, they aren't telling.
"He had a good week of practice, caught the ball well, seemed to pick up with the signals and with the offense," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "So to what extent is he really prepared? Not going to give you percentages, but I think he's done a good job. He's worked hard, he's studied, he's had extra time with coaches. So I feel confident that the experience will kick in as well and, if called upon, he'd be able to go."
The Giants, of course, always like to have reserve players able to play special teams. Other than returning a few kickoffs in college at North Carolina and two for a total of 30 yards with the Giants that is something Nicks has never done.
Where could the Giants use Nicks on special teams? "We're trying to figure that out," said special teams coordinator Tom Quinn.
Can Odell Beckham get better?
Odell Beckham Jr. is on pace for 101 catches and 1,381 yards receiving this season. He hopes, however, to be able to turn it up a notch during the Giants stretch drive. Last season, Beckham had four double-digit recpetion games and five 100+ yard receiving games in the Giants final six games.
"I'm going to try and get better each and every day," Beckham said. "I take a lot of pride in myself and what I want to do for the team, same as everybody else should. We all have pride in our jobs. Hopefully I can take it to another level and finish out the season strong."