Hakeem Nicks RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hakeem Nicks ready to make most of his next fresh start

    Fox Sports "The way Hakeem Nicks sees it, everything worked out perfectly for his NFL career to get off to a fast start. A first-round pick in 2009, he went to the New York Giants, who badly needed a No. 1 wide receiver to replace the recently released Plaxico Burress. Nicks thrived in then-offensive..." April 09

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    Mike Chappell @mchappell51

    #colts Pagano: Questionable, Ricky Jean Francois (ankle), Hakeem Nicks (illness), Joe Reitz (ankle).

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Colts and WR Hakeem Nicks reached agreement on a one-year deal, per source.

  • Panthers and Colts interested in Hakeem Nicks, who is reportedly visiting Indianapolis

    New York Daily News "Hakeem Nicks' search for a new team and more money was always expected to lead him to Carolina. Now it seems that he could end up in Indianapolis, too. Both the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts are in serious pursuit of the Giants receiver, according to an NFL source familiar with..." March 14

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    I'm told Hakeem Nicks is the Panthers' top target to replace Steve Smith. Panthers hope to bring him in for a visit soon.

  • Panthers favorite to land Hakeem Nicks, per report

    Cat Scratch Reader "It's a big task, but Steve Smith's replacement might be incoming. It's been two years since Carolina Panthers' fans first began salivating over the idea of Hakeem Nicks returning to Charlotte, now that could be a reality. Nicks was relatively quiet on the first day of free agency with no..." March 11

  • Doctors clear Hakeem Nicks

    ESPN "On the day prospective free agents can begin negotiations with NFL teams, Hakeem Nicks has circulated medical assurances to all clubs from two of the nation's leading specialists that past foot and knee injuries should not inhibit the wide receiver's 2014 season, according to a league..." March 09

  • Hakeem Nicks' chances of returning to Giants are 'close to zero'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will be a free agent with a new agent. That is pretty much assured at this point. Need any more evidence than what’s been presented the past few months by the Giants, former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride's harsh words and reports of Nicks' tardiness and..." February 22

  • Hakeem Nicks lands with Jay Z

    ESPN New York "Jay Z's sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, continues to grow with an "Empire State of Mind." The firm, based in New York, added its fourth New York-based client on Thursday, announcing it had signed New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Roc Nation Sports spokesman Ron Berkowitz said Nicks..." February 20

  • Victor Cruz lobbying for Giants to re-sign Hakeem Nicks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Victor Cruz wants Hakeem Nicks to stay in East Rutherford. At a fundraising ball for New Jersey children with cancer and blood disorders Wednesday, Cruz admitted that he wants his partner in crime to stay for another season. Nicks, who is set to hit free agency, has the potential to set the..." February 13

  • Hakeem Nicks: The NFL's perception of the Giants' free-agent wide receiver

    Newark Star-Ledger "Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks didn't score a touchdown in 2013. It's perhaps the most perplexing outcome of a total head-scratcher of a season. Nicks, 26, now heads into free agency with three touchdown receptions in his last 30 games. He's coming off a season where he missed the Giants'..." January 24

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    From #NFLGameDay: WR Hakeem Nicks is not expected back with #Giants. Besides disappointing play, he was fined multiple times by the team

  • Nicks: ‘We all know this is where I want to be’

    New York Post "Hakeem Nicks confirmed Tuesday he met with the Giants last week but indicated the get-together offered no resolution on his status for the 2014 season and beyond. The veteran wide receiver, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agency this offseason if the Giants don’t apply the..." January 08

  • Nicks' season a head-scratcher for Coughlin

    New York Daily News "Hakeem Nicks’ poor performance in 2013 wasn’t because he was injured, according to Tom Coughlin. But the reasons for the receiver’s startling decline remain a mystery to the Giants coach. “Well, it just didn’t happen for him and we’ll all scratch our heads over that one,” Coughlin said in an..." January 03

  • Hakeem Nicks ready to "Take The Next Step"

    New York Daily News "Hakeem Nicks hasn’t scored a touchdown this season, but he is ready to “take the next step” in talks with the Giants next week as his rookie contract comes to an end. “We ain’t talking money right now because it’s bigger than that in my eyes,” Nicks said. “It’s not just about money. I’m not..." December 28

  • Hakeem Nicks expects to talk business with Giants next week, says money is not only factor in decision

    Newark Star-Ledger "Hakeem Nicks said he expects to meet with the Giants and his representatives next week following the conclusion of the season. On the docket? "Business," said Nicks, adding later: "The season is over with, let's take the next step and see where it goes from there." In his most candid..." December 27

  • Giants’ Nicks: Seahawks ‘D’ bends rules, but he’s ready

    New York Post "Ask Hakeem Nicks if Richard Sherman and the rest of the Seahawks’ vaunted secondary plays within the rules and watch him shake his head and laugh. Seattle’s success isn’t solely derived from manhandling opposing receivers to the full extent of what’s allowed in the NFL rule book, Nicks told The..." December 14

  • Hakeem ‘felt real good,’ but still TD-less

    New York Post "After missing his first game of the season in last week’s ultra-important loss to the Cowboys, Hakeem Nicks made it back onto the field Sunday for the Giants’ far less meaningful 24-17 victory over the Redskins at FedEx Field. Nicks didn’t practice much leading up to the Cowboys game because of a..." December 02

  • Benching vs. Cowboys ‘in the past’ for Nicks

    New York Post "Hakeem Nicks is putting together one of the worst contract runs in recent NFL history, but the Giants wide receiver hasn’t lost hope yet. In fact, despite failing to catch a single touchdown pass in 10 games, Nicks said he isn’t even frustrated. “Nah, man,” Nicks said Friday. “I don’t think..." November 30

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) is probable. #NYG

  • Nicks, nursing an abdominal strain, returns to NY Giants practice

    New York Daily News "After hardly practicing at all last week and then not playing on Sunday, Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks seems ready to at least try to give it a go. The injured receiver, who is nursing a much-discussed abdominal strain, returned to practice on Wednesday. There’s a long way to go until Sunday,..." November 28

  • Hakeem Nicks returns to practice

    ESPN "Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) and cornerback Corey Webster (ankle) were practicing during the portion of practice Wednesday open to the media. Nicks missed Sunday's loss to Dallas after saying he'd be able to play in the important divisional game. Nicks did not practice much last..." November 27

  • Nicks declares himself fit for Dallas game, Coughlin not so sure

    New York Post "Hakeem Nicks said he would be ready for Sunday’s must-win game against the Cowboys despite an abdominal strain that was revealed Thursday. The struggling Giants wide receiver was listed as questionable Friday and when asked whether Nicks would be available, coach Tom Coughlin said “We’ll..." November 23

  • Hakeem Nicks says he is not frustrated despite injuries, pressure mounting

    Newark Star-Ledger "Hakeem Nicks knows that he is playing on Sunday against the Cowboys, but would prefer not to address much else. Thursday, the Giants wide receiver returned to practice after missing workouts on Wednesday with a groin issue. His injury was then redescribed as an "abdominal strain," one that..." November 22

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    Ebenezer Samuel @ebenezersamuel

    Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Jacobs, Trumaine McBride all back practicing.

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Hakeem Nicks missed Giants practice with a groin injury.

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    As others have noted, I'm not hearing that Hakeem Nicks' "groin" injury is anything serious. I don't know the specifics, though.

  • Hakeem Nicks focused on halting TD drought

    New York Daily News "Hakeem Nicks has a 12-game itch, one he is hoping to finally scratch on Sunday. None of Eli Manning’s 11 touchdown passes this season have gone to Nicks, who hasn’t found the end zone in nearly a year. The wideout’s last score came in a 52-27 blowout of the Saints last December, and he is..." November 16

  • Hakeem Nicks looks to end TD drought

    New York Post "It doesn’t seem that long ago when Hakeem Nicks was torching secondaries, but Saturday will mark 11 months since the Giants wideout’s last touchdown catch. Though Victor Cruz has pronounced himself fit for Sunday’s game, the Giants need more from Nicks — and he said they will get it. “It’s just..." November 09

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    From @PFTonNBCSN, Giants OL David Diehl on WR Hakeem Nicks returning to the team next year: "I don't see it happening."

  • Giants' GM Reese doesn't rule out trading Nicks

    New York Daily News "The Giants are going to keep “all of our options open” with the trade deadline fast approaching, according to GM Jerry Reese. And that includes the unlikely possibility of trading Hakeem Nicks. With the 4 p.m. deadline just hours away, Reese declined to rule out the possibility that he would..." October 29

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    With Tuesday's NFL trade deadline approaching, Giants so far have resisted all overtures for WR Hakeem Nicks.

  • Nicks trade rumors swirl but Giants say they are far from done

    New York Daily News "Don't start planning for the 2014 NFL draft. Don’t start benching vets for youngsters. And whatever you do Jerry Reese don’t trade Hakeem Nicks. Because while many fans — and maybe even some in the Giants front office — seem ready to move on to 2014 the Giants’ proud veterans are still playing..." October 15

  • Hakeem Nicks on trade rumors: 'I'm a Giant'

    Big Blue View "Nicks says he is focused on trying to help the Giants dig out from under their 0-6 start not on rumors he may be available in a trade. New York Giants' wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has heard the trade rumors. He is trying however to keep him ind on helping the Giants turn things around after..." October 14

  • Team preparing bids for Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks

    CBS Sports "Several NFL clubs are planning to determine the degree to which New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks might be available via trade following New York dropping to 0-6 this week according to league sources. Teams view Nicks as the best option available and with the Giants in a freefall big..." October 13

  • NY Giants WR Hakeem Nicks doesn't use finger injury as excuse for drops

    New York Daily News "This time Hakeem Nicks couldn’t complain that the ball wasn’t being thrown in his direction. But his quarterback sure could’ve complained that Nicks couldn’t hang onto the ball. One week after having just one ball thrown to him Nicks was thrown to nine times on Sunday. But he caught just three..." September 30

  • Rumors of Nicks for Leshoure trade are bogus

    Pro Football Talk "Over the last 12 hours rumors have circulated of a potential trade that would send Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks to the Lions for running back Mikel Leshoure and a third-round pick. Those rumors we’re told are unfounded. On the surface it would make sense for the Lions to move Leshoure a..." September 27

  • No rift between Eli Manning and Hakeem Nicks after WR's comment

    New York Daily News "The Hakeem Nicks-Eli Manning rift if it ever did exist is officially no more. On Wednesday three days after Nicks made headlines for saying “I can’t throw it to myself” in the wake of Sunday’s 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers coach Tom Coughlin hinted that the comment was vastly overblown...." September 26

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    Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

    Coughlin says he will talk to Nicks about Nicks saying he can't throw the ball to himself when asked about lack of catches yesterday

  • Giants’ Nicks excited to finally play in front of family

    New York Post "A year ago Hakeem Nicks was coming off what turned out to be his biggest game of the season. He caught 10 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown in a victory over the Buccaneers and was very much looking forward to what came next: A return to his hometown of Charlotte N.C. to face the..." September 19

  • No contract talks between Nicks, Giants

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants have paid receiver Victor Cruz. They haven’t paid receiver Hakeem Nicks. And there’s a chance they never will. Per a source with knowledge of the situation the two sides aren’t talking as the final year of Nicks’ contract commences. While it’s easy to assume the Giants will use..." September 09

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Hakeem Nicks will play Sunday. ... Terrell Thomas will not. #NYG

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    Paul Schwartz @NYPost_Schwartz

    No surprise. Hakeem Nicks (groin) and Justin Tuck (back) will not play tonight in Pittsburgh #nyg

  • 'Healed' Hakeem Nicks ready to roll, says he'll play Saturday for NY Giants

    New York Daily News "What groin? Hakeem Nicks told the Daily News on Monday he’ll practice with his teammates on Tuesday and that he’s “healed up healthy” and ready to roll for the Giants’ preseason opener at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Nicks has been limited since tweaking his groin on the second day of Giants camp..." August 06

  • WR Hakeem Nicks expects quick return to Giants

    NFL.com "New York Giants wide receivers coach Kevin Gilbride expressed frustration with Hakeem Nicks' groin injury Thursday pressuring the contract-year player to get back on the practice field. Nicks downplayed his groin issues Friday refusing even to call it an injury. "I don't feel frustrated at..." August 02

  • Coughlin: Nicks' constant health woes ‘frustrating’

    New York Post "Hakeem Nicks is going to make the club of course. But his time in the tub is starting to aggravate the Giants. Nicks sat out practice entirely yesterday because of a nagging groin injury prompting coach Tom Coughlin to label his No. 1 receiver’s inability to stay healthy so far in training camp..." August 02

  • Giants looking for Randle to complement Nicks, Cruz

    New York Post "Get all three of them out there healthy running free and easy two split wide another in the slot Eli Manning taking the snap and scanning the field as he would a menu choosing from an appetizing feast consisting of Hakeem Nicks Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. The Giants will take their chances..." August 01

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    Conor Orr @ConorTOrr

    Coughlin said only that Nicks was limited. But he made several references to the importance of practicing seems to be irritated. #nyg

  • Hakeem Nicks sits out drills with tightness in groin

    New York Daily News "Yes Hakeem Nicks was on the field the first two days of camp but didn’t make it through the second day. The oft-injured Giants receiver made a highlight catch over Corey Webster during individual drills Sunday but that was his final play of the day. He sat out all of team drills feeling tightness..." July 29

  • Victor Cruz: Hakeem Nicks is N.Y. Giants' No. 1 receiver

    NFL.com "Hakeem Nicks' offseason has been full of question marks after he stayed away from the New York Giants' facility while hoping for a new contract. He then missed training-camp practice Sunday with tightness in his groin further fueling the concerned questions. However at least one man close to..." July 29