Giant’s Nicks Won’t Play Against Browns, Coughlin Says

(Corrects Nicks’s age in second paragraph.)

New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks won’t play against the Cleveland Browns this weekend after sitting out the past two National Football League games with foot and knee injuries.

Nicks, 24, hasn’t played since injuring his right foot and his left knee in the Giants’ 41-34 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 16, a game in which he caught 10 passes.

Coach Tom Coughlin told reporters at practice that Nicks wouldn’t play at MetLife Stadium in three days against the Browns (0-4), the team said on Twitter. The Giants (2-2) lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 19-17 last week.

Nicks’s 237 yards receiving are second on the Giants after Victor Cruz’s 388. Nicks has caught 14 passes, one for a touchdown, this season. He was the Giants’ first-round draft pick in 2009 from North Carolina.

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