Tuck, Nicks won't play vs. Steelers

PITTSBURGH -- The New York Giants will play their preseason opener without several key veteran starters.

Defensive end Justin Tuck (back) and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (groin) will not play tonight against Pittsburgh.

Tuck missed two practices this week with tightness in his back. Nicks hurt his groin last week and the team wants to be cautious.

Tom Coughlin already ruled out right guard Chris Snee (hip) and cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee/hamstring) earlier in the week, since the two vets just recently came off the PUP list.

Tackle James Brewer (concussion), wide receiver Brandon Collins (hamstring), tackle Justin Pugh (concussion), safety Cooper Taylor (hamstring) and running back Ryan Torain (concussion) also will not play.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (back), fullback Henry Hynoski (knee) and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (knee) are on the PUP list and will not play.