NFC East roundup: Nicks injury long-term issue for Giants?

NFC East roundup: Nicks injury long-term issue for Giants?
May 25, 2012, 10:29 pm
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Giants star wide receiver Hakeem Nicks broke a bone in his right foot during a non-contract drill in practice on Thursday. Is this a concern for the defending Super Bowl champs? Of course, but more because the injury is just the latest entryon Nicks' medical report rather than anything to do with his 2012 availability.Recovery time is projected in the 12 week range which puts Nicks in line for a Week 1 return, though even Giants coach Tom Coughlin thinks might be a touch optimistic. The Giants have time to get their first round pick Rueben Randle ready to lineup opposite the dancing Victor Cruz.As online partners at Rotoworld noted, this is just the latest lower-leg injury for Nicks since joining the Giants in 2009. He's one of the game elite receivers, but that's some trend and not the good kind.By the way, the Redskins fist tangle with the Giants in Week 7. Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett stated this week the team is not looking to trade disgruntled cornerback Mike Jenkins. Apparently at least one NFL team is gauging how much wiggle room there is in that claim.Multiple reports suggest the Indianapolis Colts have made trade inquiries regarding the former Pro Bowl corner. The Colts porous defense could certainly use another pass defender - or three - while the Cowboys need for Jenkins as anything more than a reserve is no longer apparent.This offseason Dallas signed high profile free agent Brandon Carr to a lucrative 5-year contract and traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft for LSU corner Morris Claiborne. On the heels of those transactions, Jenkins skipped the team's OTA's this week.The Cowboys first round selection in 2008, Jenkins played through multiple injuries last season and is now entering the final year of his contract. The Eagles already have a jammed pack race for the backup quarterback spot behind Michael Vick with third rounder Nick Foles battling veterans Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards. Now a former Philly passer says he wants a shot at the job. No, not Donovan McNabb, but rather Jeff Garcia. Granted, the 42-year-old has not thrown an NFL pass since 2008, but based on the comments posted in this CSNphilly article, sounds like the masses are not opposed.