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Bradshaw, Nicks to miss practice: The New York Giants have lost three of their last five games, which makes it disconcerting that running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) didn’t practice Wednesday. Nicks seems relatively certain to play since he’s worked on a limited practice schedule for much of the season. For his part, Bradshaw thinks he’ll be ready for Sunday’s showdown with the equally slumping Baltimore Ravens — although coach Tom Coughlin hasn’t committed to anything. If last week was any indication, Big Blue is likely to split carries once again between David Wilson and Kregg Lumpkin if Bradshaw isn’t able to go.
Thomas goes on IR: The season is over for Miami Dolphins’ running back Daniel Thomas after the team placed Thomas on injured reserve with a right knee injury. It means Lamar Miller moves up the depth chart to become Miami’s new No. 2 runner, but more than likely it means a heavier workload for Reggie Bush. Bush finished last week’s game with 21 carries after Thomas left the game early. A similar number of touches would bode well this week against the Buffalo Bills.
Chargers pondering RB options: With Ryan Mathews on the shelf for the remainder of the season, the Chargers are considering all options at running back. Head coach Norv Turner mentioned Ronnie Brown, Jackie Battle and Curtis Brinkley all as possible replacements for Mathews. That likely means San Diego will use some sort of rotation against the New York Jets on Sunday. The Chargers running backs haven’t been particularly productive for fantasy owners this year. If multiple players are splitting carries, that value drops even further.
– Marcas Grant
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