- Kieran Darcy, ESPNNewYork.com
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks sat out practice on Thursday, the first full practice he's missed thus far in training camp.
Nicks injured his groin on Sunday, in the Giants' second practice of camp. He worked on a limited basis on Monday and Tuesday. The team was off on Wednesday.
It seems like a step back, but coach Tom Coughlin did not sound too concerned. "It's a day-to-day type thing," Coughlin said.
Nicks has not spoken to the media since the start of camp.
Coughlin wants Nicks back on the field as soon as possible, obviously. "It's frustrating, but I've gotta learn to control myself when it comes to that as well, and just realize, you know what, he's trying like heck to get out there," Coughlin said. "He knows he needs to practice and work at it. He came in excited about being able to go, and then had this little groin injury which I hope is not gonna set him back for very long. But they're obviously taking all the necessary precaution."
As for the five players who began camp on the PUP list -- Henry Hynoski, Markus Kuhn, Jason Pierre-Paul, Chris Snee and Terrell Thomas -- they remained out of action on Thursday, but it sounds like one or more could be close to returning.
"That's kind of a wait and see. If I mention something and it doesn't happen -- we'll all wait and see," Coughlin said. "Hopefully sooner than later."
Finally, the Giants waived wide receiver Jeremy Horne, who was injured in practice on Tuesday, and signed wideout Julian Talley. Talley, who like Victor Cruz played for UMass, spent time with the Giants last summer.