Nicks has missed the last three games with either pain in his surgically repaired foot or swelling in his knee. But his knee made it through two consecutive limited practices and the Saturday walkthrough without any setbacks.
"I would like to see what the coaches are going to say about it in the morning [on Sunday] and what the trainers are going to say, but I think I've got a pretty good shot," Nicks said Friday in a statement released by the team.
"I practiced," Nicks added. "I did the majority of practice -- about four or five reps a period. About what I would normally do on a Friday practice. I did good. I had the coaches watching me, asking how I looked, was I compensating or anything like that. I wasn't. So I looked good. I feel good about it. We'll see how I respond in the morning and they'll let me know."
Nicks still could potentially be a game-time decision and may need to see how his knee feels after the cross-country flight and how it reacts on Sunday morning before the game. But the Giants likely will have their playmaking wideout back.
That means Diehl could suit up for the first time since injuring his MCL on Sept. 16 against Tampa Bay. If Diehl is active, it is unclear what his role will be. He was the starting right tackle before his injury. The Giants have started Sean Locklear at right tackle and Will Beatty at left tackle with Diehl sidelined.