Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith active

Updated: December 13, 2010, 7:06 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- New York Giants' Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith are both active and will play Monday against the Minnesota Vikings as expected.

Both wide receivers were listed as questionable but ran patterns before the game, showing no signs of being slowed by their injuries during warm-ups.

While Smith and Nicks will play Monday night, center Shaun O'Hara (foot) will have to wait another week. Listed as doubtful, he is inactive along with returner Darius Reynaud, cornerback Michael Coe, linebacker Phillip Dillard, tackle Shawn Andrews, offensive lineman Jamon Meredith, wide receiver Duke Calhoun and defensive tackle Linval Joseph.

David Diehl will play and is expected to start at left tackle after missing the last four games with hip and hamstring injuries.

Nicks has missed the last two games after undergoing surgery to relieve swelling in his leg after the loss to Philadelphia.

Smith has sat out the last four games with a partially-torn pectoral muscle but has practiced on a limited basis for the last two weeks and declared himself ready to return last week.

Smith has said that he will likely be limited somewhat by his injury the rest of the season. However, he said he can catch balls across the middle and he displayed that in warm-ups.

Without his top two receivers, quarterback Eli Manning had Mario Manningham and Derek Hagan filling in as his top two receivers the past two weeks.

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