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Bradshaw, Nicks don’t practice for the Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Tom Coughlin said before Wednesday’s practice that he expected Hakeem Nicks to be on the practice field.

That didn’t happen. Nicks wasn’t a participant at practice, although Mike Garofalo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that he did some running and cutting on the sidelines during the session. The wide receiver hopes to take part in individual drills on Thursday and still has designs on playing in San Francisco this Sunday.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who also missed the Week Nine win over the Patriots, also did not take part in practice for the Giants on Wednesday. He’s dealing with a stress fracture in his foot and Coughlin said that there’s been some progress in Bradshaw’s condition. He stopped short of ruling him in for the 49ers game, though.

“We’ll see. He’s better, as I said, than he was last week and he’s walking around, that kind of thing. If he keeps getting better, we’ll see.”

Center David Baas, the third Giants offensive starter sidelined last weekend, was back at practice in a limited fashion. Baas would be going back to face the team he spent six years with before signing with the Giants this offseason. Regardless of which running backs are in the lineup, they could use Baas against a strong 49ers run defense.