According to the Giants’ injury report Nicks is out with a foot issue and Hixon is out with a concussion. Barden, in his fourth-year, likely moves up to play alongside Victor Cruz against Carolina.
Jerrel Jernigan and Rueben Randle are also in the mix for the big spot but Barden is listed third on the Giants’ depth chart behind Nicks and Hixon on one side. And it’s Cruz, Jernigan, and Randle on the other. Barden is the only one of the three with a reception this season. Randle has gotten punt return work.
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