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Brandon Stokley, Giants Finalize Deal; Justin Trattou Waived

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Giants just got some much-needed help at wide receiver. New York has signed veteran Brandon Stokley, the team confirmed on Thursday.

The Giants lost Steve Smith to free agency and their interest in getting another veteran increased this week after Hakeem Nicks bruised his left knee in the season-opening loss to the Washington Redskins.

Nicks believes he will play Monday night against the St. Louis Rams, but Stokley gives the Giants a little insurance.

The 35-year-old Stokley had 31 catches for 354 yards last season with the Seattle Seahawks. He has played 12 NFL seasons with Baltimore, Indianapolis and Denver, winning Super Bowls with Baltimore and Indianapolis. He caught a touchdown pass in the Ravens' win over the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.

Stokley had agreed to a one-year deal with Washington in the offseason, but he backed out after the Redskins acquired Jabar Gaffney in a trade with Denver.

To make room for Stokley the Giants waived defensive end Justin Trattou, who is expected to re-sign with the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Nicks, who led the Giants with seven catches for 122 yards in the 28-14 loss to the Washington Redskins, did some light jogging Wednesday.

"I will take it day to day," Nick said. "I feel way better than I did yesterday and I keep going up. I don't see myself missing no time."

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