Nicks (knee, ankle) rode the exercise bike during practice, which leads us to believe his availability for Sunday's game v. Cleveland is in serious doubt.
Barden (concussion) has not been cleared to resume practicing yet.
Also missing practice was defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (quad), safety Antrel Rolle (knee) and safety Kenny Phillips (knee).
Cornerback Corey Webster (hand) and linebacker Michael Boley (hip) rode the bike alongside Nicks.
Returning to practice was center David Baas, guard Chris Snee, cornerback Michael Coe, cornerback Jayron Hosley, tackle David Diehl and linebacker Keith Rivers.
It appears that at least some Giants are getting healthy.