Hakeem Nicks | WR | Indianapolis Colts
Posted: 8/7/2014 4:26pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks said he is in the best shape of his life. "I'm in the best shape I've ever been in...I came in weighing 209 when I was supposed to come in weighing 212," Nicks said. "After Pep came to me to clarify, he said that he (meant) everybody's getting into game shape right now--it's the beginning of camp. He came apologizing to let me know he wasn't just singling me out."
Huddle Up: All interpretations aside, we can start judging Nicks for ourselves Thursday night as Indy opens the preseason against the Jets.
Posted: 8/3/2014 3:50pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks isn't where he needs to be, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. 'Yeah, I don't know if I can say that I've seen enough,' Hamilton said. 'I think he is still working to get himself in game shape.'
Huddle Up: Hardly surprising given that Nicks has yet to play a full season in 5 NFL campaigns. At the same time, definitely don't be quick to write off the WR without factoring in his talent and extremely favorable new situation playing with the top young QB in the league.
Posted: 3/14/2014 10:51pm et
Updating a previous report, the Indianapolis Colts agreed to a one-year deal worth a maximum of $5.5 million with WR Hakeem Nicks, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It's a prove-it deal for Nicks, who managed to make it through the 2013 season without scoring a touchdown. He has the potential to provide a solid alternative to TY Hilton and Reggie Wayne in the Indy offense, but he'll be limited by those two as well as Indy's run-first approach--not to mention his penchant for getting hurt.
Posted: 3/13/2014 10:35pm et
The Carolina Panthers remain interested in free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) but are willing to wait until next week to find better value at the position.
Huddle Up: The cash-strapped Panthers are in rough shape at WR with 2 of their leading wideouts (Steve Smith and Ted Ginn Jr.) already gone and another (Brandon LaFell) currently shopping himself on the FA market. Definitely not good news when it comes to the fantasy passing prospects for QB Cam Newton next season.
Posted: 3/9/2014 3:48pm et
Doctors sent out letters clearing free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) for the 2014 season. Nicks had a screw inserted into his foot in 2012 and surgery to repair his posterior cruciate ligament in 2013.
Huddle Up: Nicks has said he'd be open to a 1-year deal and a return to the Giants to prove himself after 2 straight sub-par seasons, and that might end up being the best option given all the questions surrounding the wideout.
Posted: 3/3/2014 1:18am et
The Carolina Panthers are not expected to pursue New York Giants impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks this offseason, because they likely will not be able to afford him.
Huddle Up: There has been natural speculation that the former University of North Carolina standout would be a perfect fit for the WR-needy Panthers, but the franchise simply doesn't have the under-the-cap wiggle room as it now stands.
Posted: 2/15/2014 8:47pm et
The New England Patriots could show interest in New York Giants impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks if he is available in free agency.
Huddle Up: There's no question the Patriots' receiving corps could use some upgrading, but Nicks would have to come at a discount for the Patriots to bite as he showed nothing last season the team couldn't expect from a second season from Aaron Dobson.
Posted: 2/13/2014 8:47pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has been lobbying for free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks to re-sign with the team.
Huddle Up: When healthy and productive, Nicks takes a lot of defensive attention away from Cruz, but Nicks has been shaky on both counts in recent seasons and that has the G-Men weighing their options.
Posted: 2/11/2014 10:29pm et
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is unlikely to get the team's franchise tag, in the opinion of Dan Graziano of ESPN New York. Graziano speculates the only likely way Nicks returns is if there is no market for his services and he comes back at a team-friendly price.
Huddle Up: There doesn't figure to be a glut of teams falling over themselves to sign Nicks, who has battled injury issues (5 games missed in 2012) and underwhelming production (0 TD catches in 2013) the last 2 seasons.
Posted: 1/4/2014 10:41pm et
Impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) is not expected to be back with the team next season. Head coach Tom Coughlin is uncertain why Hicks saw a decline last season. 'Well, it just didn't happen for him and we'll all scratch our heads over that one,' Coughlin said in a radio interview Friday, Jan. 3. 'Because when Hakeem came back he wanted it more than we will ever know. He had certain things happen this year to him. I'm not talking about injuries. I'm just talking about being in situations where the ball would be there and perhaps a couple of times he didn't go for the ball. A couple of other times he just wasn't able to get himself open on a continuous basis. It just wasn't a very productive year.'
Huddle Up: Nicks failed to capitalize on his opportunity to build a strong free agency resume; in fact, he failed to score a touchdown this season. Still, he'll draw plenty of attention on the open market as a talented receiver with size and skills.