|Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is questionable for Wednesday night's opener against the Cowboys. (US Presswire)|
Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot) has maintained that he’ll play in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night, but the team listed him and six other players as “questionable” on Tuesday.
Others on the questionable list: Weakside linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring), cornerback Jayron Hosley (toe), strongside linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (groin), running back Da’Rel Scott (knee) and defensive end Adrian Tracy (hamstring).
Veteran signee Keith Rivers played well in Boley’s place in the preseason.
Scott’s presence on the injury report was a new development on Tuesday. If he’s unable to play, expect running back Andre Brown to see time as the off returner on kick returns as well as several other special-teams functions.
Bradshaw will likely be splitting carries with first-round pick David Wilson.
Witten’s status is exacerbated by the fact that his former backup, Martellus Bennett, signed with the Giants in the offseason.
Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), wide receiver Dez Bryant (knee), linebacker Dan Connor (hip), center Phil Costa (back), running back DeMarco Murray (wrist), running back Phillip Tanner (hand) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) are all listed as probable.
The Giants and Cowboys kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night from East Rutherford, N.J.