If the Giants' 9-7 season has taught us anything, it's that no problem exists in a vacuum. WR Hakeem Nicks' knee injury allowed defenses to focus on WR Victor Cruz and effectively take away the threat of the big play.
Giants CB Jayron Hosley (quad) rode the exercise bike one day after being added to the practice report. His absence is significant because defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said the rookie would start on Sunday against the Eagles if CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) can't play.
The Giants' practice attendance improved on Thursday, as RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Hakeem Nicks and RG Chris Snee all worked after missing Wednesday's practice. DE Justin Tuck and S Kenny Phillips were each active for the second consecutive day.
The Giants had near-perfect attendance at Friday's practice -- their last before a Week 16 battle against the Ravens in Baltimore. The only player that was unable to go was DE Justin Tuck, who did some stretching but was otherwise mostly inactive.