Report: Giants WR Nicks, DE Umenyiora travel with team to Indy

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Giants got good news Saturday as DE Osi Umenyiora and WR Hakeem Nicks traveled with the team to Indianapolis for the team's Sunday-night game against the Colts. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported the two starters were with the Giants en route to Indy.

Nicks, who had three TD catches in the season opener, battled an ankle injury all week. Umenyiora, who had a sack in Week One, is a game-time decision with a knee problem.

OT Will Beatty, TE Kevin Boss, LB Chase Blackburn and LB Phillip Dillard did not travel to the game. They had already been ruled out for Week Two.

The way we see it

Nicks had a huge game in Week One and will be a welcome sight for QB Eli Manning, assuming he can play Sunday night. If the Manning Bowl turns into a shootout, Nicks could serve a particularly important role. Umenyiora will be counted on to put pressure on Colts QB Peyton Manning if he can play.