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Hakeem Nicks says he’s still a top receiver

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Hakeem Nicks is set to become a free agent this offseason after five seasons played for the New York Giants.

Nicks hasn’t caught a touchdown since last December. In general, it’s been a pair of down seasons for Nicks after posting consecutive seasons with at least 70 catches, 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010-11.

That doesn’t stop Nicks from believing he can still play at that level as he enters free agency.

According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Nicks is confident he can be one of the league’s best receivers.

“I still consider myself one of the top receivers in this league and I’m going to go out and prove it,” Nicks said.

It was a disappointing season for Nicks and the Giants as a whole this season. While Nicks did average 16 yards a catch this year in catching 56 passes for 896 yards, he failed to get into the end zone. An 0-6 start to the season for New York practically dug too big of a hole for the Giants to overcome.

Nicks became a possible trade option before the deadline but ultimately remained with the Giants for the rest of the season.

With teams constantly searching for a top flight wide receiver, Nicks is likely to draw significant interest on the free agent market this spring.

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17 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks says he’s still a top receiver”
  1. nflfootballfan says: Jan 1, 2014 11:53 PM

    Some team with too much cap space will overpay…

  2. icdogg says: Jan 1, 2014 11:57 PM

    A few years ago he was a guy I thought was one of the best.

  3. arwiv says: Jan 2, 2014 12:02 AM

    I doubt he draws “significant” interest. He’ll get a nice contract, not a great one. The guy has lost a step and is always injured. Id like him to stay a Giant, but for about 6 mill a year tops….for 2 or 3 years tops. If not, let him walk.

  4. greg2geez says: Jan 2, 2014 12:42 AM

    Hakeem Nicks is still a top receiver….and I’m still Batman.

  5. toastingpoe says: Jan 2, 2014 1:07 AM

    hope B-more can clear the cap space…

  6. favresweiner says: Jan 2, 2014 2:32 AM

    Can anybody name a top receiver who scored ZERO touchdowns, and started 15 games this year like Hakeem Nicks?

  7. southpaw0609 says: Jan 2, 2014 3:01 AM

    All I know for sure is I wasted my 4th round fantasy pick on him.

  8. footballpro1 says: Jan 2, 2014 3:09 AM

    Maybe in the arena league

  9. oldschoolnflman says: Jan 2, 2014 3:49 AM

    Play GM for a second. You can have either of these two guys for next year. Thumbs up for Hakeem Nicks, thumbs down for Kenny Britt.

  10. censoredagain says: Jan 2, 2014 5:13 AM

    In Nicks’ defense, he didn’t exactly have a competent QB throwing to him for the past year, although he did have a lot of drops and created little separation.

  11. slammincamnewton says: Jan 2, 2014 7:22 AM

    He should lower his expectations.

  12. kev86 says: Jan 2, 2014 7:39 AM

    Is your franchise willing to take that chance on Hakeem? Tempting.

  13. kd75 says: Jan 2, 2014 7:42 AM

    Nicks is a stud. But he pissed away that $10+ million a year contract this season, that is for sure.

    I have watched every game of his career and he wasn’t the same player this season.

  14. flavordave says: Jan 2, 2014 8:01 AM

    Hes like Marques Colston. He is always injured and has a few games a year to let you know hes still playing.

  15. jpherling says: Jan 2, 2014 1:12 PM

    He’s a legend in his own mind.

  16. txraiderfan says: Jan 2, 2014 1:13 PM

    Have your “bounce back” year in Oakland

  17. gpete1962 says: Jan 2, 2014 5:40 PM

    A smart GM will give him an incentive filled contract with a 2.5 million base for 2 years.

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