Atlanta_Falcons Atlanta_FalconsBrent Grimes and Stephen Nicholas were the only Falcons that didn't practice today. All else practiced.
Nicholas, a 6'3 240 OLB from South Florida in his fifth season in the NFL, has missed almost all of the last five games with a quad injury. He has 35 tackles and 2 forced fumbles this season.
Grimes, a 5'10 180 CB in his fourth NFL season, missed three weeks while recovering from minor knee surgery before playing in Atlanta's Week 16 loss at New Orleans and then being held out of the Tampa Bay game. He has 49 tackles, 1 INT and 14 pass deflections this year.
And while the Falcons would love to have their defense at full strength headed into a match-up against a high-powered Giants offense, having only two starters with injury concerns after a 17-week regular season is almost unheard of.