The New York Giants learned some good news about one of their top weapons entering their first regular-season game against the New England Patriots since their Super Bowl season.
Nicks' MRI exam Monday went well, and he intends to play Sunday, according to a league source.
"He's a big-play guy, and he stretches that field for us, and he's a guy that can go up and get it at any given time and change the momentum of the game," said second-year pro Victor Cruz, who probably would replace Nicks in the starting lineup if he couldn't play. "We understand that he's important to our team, and losing a guy like that, you're losing a big chunk of your offense.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.