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Giants receiver to sit once again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks will miss his third consecutive game Sunday against the Browns because of recurring left foot and knee problems.

The foot injury has bothered Nicks since training camp. He hurt the knee Sept. 16 against the Bucs.

The status of Ramses Barden, who replaced Nicks, was uncertain Thursday because of a concussion sustained Sunday against the Eagles.

Browns: Starting safety T.J. Ward practiced with a cast on his broken right thumb and could play Sunday. He was hurt in Cleveland's last game, on Sept. 27 against the Ravens.

Jaguars: With a heavy influx of Bears fans anticipated Sunday, the team will remove one of the tarps that has covered seats since 2005.

Jets: Tight end Dustin Keller and rookie receiver Stephen Hill did not practice because of sore right hamstrings. Keller has been out since the season opener. Hill was hurt Sunday against the 49ers. Their status for Sunday hadn't been determined.

Packers: Receiver Greg Jennings won't play Sunday against the Colts because of a groin injury. He was hurt during the season opener, missed a game and aggravated it early in Sunday's game.

Patriots: Ex-Gator tight end Aaron Hernandez practiced for the first time since sustaining a right ankle injury Sept. 16. His status for Sunday had not been determined.

Rams: The team will let running back Steven Jackson be an unrestricted free agent after this season, CBSSports.com reported. Jackson fell short of the career receiving yards needed to void the final two seasons of his deal. The Rams did not comment.

Redskins: Receiver Aldrick Robinson, who sustained a concussion when he collided with safety Brandon Meriweather during pregame warmups Sunday against the Bucs, was cleared to play. Meriweather aggravated a knee injury that has kept him out this season and isn't sure when he'll return.

Saints: Receiver Lance Moore missed practice and is questionable for Sunday because of a hamstring injury.

Texans: Starting fullback Ben Tate missed practice with a toe injury.

Vikings: Ex-Gator Percy Harvin was named NFC special teams player of the month for September. He averaged 38.3 yards on nine kickoffs returns, including a 105-yard touchdown Sunday against the Lions.

Giants receiver to sit once again 10/05/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 12:16am]

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