T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Hakeem Nicks is no longer on the Giants’ roster, but he is on their preseason schedule.
The Colts, the team Nicks signed with as a free agent last month, will be the third of five preseason opponents the Giants face in 2014. In fact, Nicks won’t be the only familiar face the Giants see in the preseason. Besides their Hall of Fame Game opponent, the Bills, they will play the same four teams...Read more »
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Justin Tuck and Hakeem Nicks are no longer Giants, and the idea that the team let them sign elsewhere as free agents without much of a financial fight – and in the case of Nicks, not even an actual offer – would have been astounding just a year and a half ago.
Tom Coughlin spoke about both players at the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday morning at the NFL’s annual meetings.
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Remember yesterday when there were reports that Hakeem Nicks would be willing to play on a one-year “prove it” deal? Scratch that. And the idea that he would be open to a return to the Giants? Scratch that one too.
Oddly enough, the original report and the refutations both come to us via ESPN.
The latest is from today, when Nicks apparently spoke directly with Josina Anderson about where...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks’ first contract year didn’t go so well. He may have to do it again.
According to ESPN, the Giants’ free agent-to-be would be willing to accept a one-year “prove it” contract as the offers start flying in the coming days. Nicks, who did not have a touchdown reception in 2013, also circulated letters to all 32 teams from foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson and knee specialist Dr....Read more »
Indianapolis – The heir apparent to Hakeem Nicks is not so clear.
A year ago Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he thought that Rueben Randle had the makings of a future number-one wide receiver. Now, with Nicks about to bolt in free agency, Reese seemed to backtrack from that projection of Randle’s role.
“The jury is still out on that,” Reese said on Saturday at the NFL Scouting...Read more »
Indianapolis – Promising that there will be “significant differences” on the roster in 2014, Giants general manager Jerry Reese spoke about some of the veteran players who are in one way or another on the verge of becoming former Giants. Among them are some mainstays on the team – Justin Tuck and Chris Snee – along with others such as Hakeem Nicks, Jon Beason and David Baas.
“It’s a big puzzle,”...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS – We’re here at the NFL Scouting Combine to talk about the future players, but inevitably when coaches come to the podium questions turn to the players already on the roster. Particularly the ones who are coming off of injuries or heading into free agency. So here’s a roundup of the current Giants that Tom Coughlin spoke about on Friday:
“We’re very confident...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks isn’t worried that his lackluster statistics over the last two years will diminish his value as a free agent this offseason.
“I still know what I’m capable of doing,” he said. “I still consider myself one of the top receivers in this league and I’m going to go out and prove it.”
Nicks caught 56 passes for 896 yards this season, which ranked 57th and 32nd in the league, respectively....Read more »
Jason Pierre-Paul still seems a long way from returning to action, both in terms of distance and time. The defensive end was about as far from the practice field as a player can be without not actually being there on Wednesday, working with trainers to relieve the pain of a shoulder injury that has limited him for the last three games and sidelined him this previous Sunday.
“Anything is encouraging...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks was showing no lingering effects of the abdominal injury that sidelined him last week. The wide receiver was catching fade passes from the quarterbacks during warmups in today’s practice, stretching high for the football in a move that would seem to be impossible (or at least uncomfortable) with any kind of serious strain to the midsection.
Nicks seemed happy to be on the field....Read more »