Hakeem Nicks showed flashes of his old burst in Sunday’s win over the Washington Redskins. But Tom Coughlin says the wideout still has a long way to go as he recovers from knee and foot issues that have plagued him throughout this season.
“I think he gets a little bit better each week,” Coughlin said Monday. “He’s mentally better. I don’t think he’s always physically able to do the things he wants to do, or we want him to do. But on the whole, he’s OK.”
Nicks caught five passes for 53 yards on Sunday, after his first full week of practice, and he said he felt less tentative running his routes and “a little bit more confident” in his ability to run and separate.
Nicks is battling pains in the foot he broke back in May, and he’s also struggling with a swollen left knee. It will be a tough matchup this week against a pretty good Dallas secondary that's fourth best in allowing fantasy points to WRs.