Hakeem Nicks sat out the Giants' first practice in pads this morning, a day after tests showed no damage to his hyperextended right knee. Don't read much into that. He's been on a one-a-day schedule, anyway, as he continues to come back from offseason toe surgery. Have to see if he practices this afternoon. If not, then maybe tomorrow.
Also on the bikes were TE Travis Beckum, S Kenny Phillips, TE Kevin Boss, DE Jay Alford, WR Mario Manningham, and G Kevin Boothe. Also, DE Osi Umenyiora, C Shaun O'Hara, and LB Keith Bulluck sat. Keep in mind that it is raining up there, though not nearly as hard as the torrents that are dousing Jets camp in Cortland. Those guys must be having a load of fun.