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Hakeem Nicks says he'll prove he's still a top wide receiver

Hakeem Nicks gives the first down signal after

Hakeem Nicks gives the first down signal after his 51-yard reception against the San Diego Chargers. (Dec. 8, 2013) Credit: AP

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. Most glaringly, he did not score a touchdown. He left Sunday's finale with an ankle injury, but said that if there was a game next week he'd be able to play in it.

“I think I have good enough film out there, I made my name well-known,” he said when asked if the Giants and other suitors will see him as the playmaker he believes he is. “Ain’t nothing wrong with proving it over, though, and if I have to prove it again I’ll prove it again.”

Nicks isn’t the only player who wants to prove that value. Rueben Randle was asked if he would be able to take over as the No. 1 outside receiver for the Giants if Nicks left in free agency.

“Yep,” he said simply, with a smile.

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