The New York Daily News reported that Umenyiora again was limited during Friday's practice as he battles back from a nagging high ankle sprain. But in conversations with the media this week, Umenyiora has kept a positive outlook in regard to his potential availability for the game, and he told NFL.com's Steve Wyche on Thursday that "I would play if it's my decision."
"I pushed to where I would at least have an idea where I would be on certain routes and certain plays," Nicks said about Friday's practice, according to the Giants' official website. "There weren't any setbacks. I'm confident I'll get the job done."
The news isn't so good for tight end Jake Ballard, who will miss Sunday's game with a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament, The Star-Ledger reported.