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Hakeem Nicks: I’m in the best shape of my life

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Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said recently that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was “still working to get himself in game shape,” a comment that seemed to suggest Nicks was failing to make the most of the one-year prove-it deal he signed with the Colts this offseason.

According to a report from Josina Anderson of ESPN, that’s not the case. Anderson reports that a team source told her Nicks “seems to be on schedule with his workouts now” and that Hamilton’s comments were made in the context of training camp being a time to get into game shape. Nicks told Anderson that Hamilton told him the same thing.

“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.”

Nicks also said that he hasn’t heard from Hamilton or anyone else that he isn’t performing well enough. He’ll get his first chance to show how he’s fitting into the Colts offense on Thursday night when he returns to the stadium he called home with the Giants to take on the Jets.

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7 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks: I’m in the best shape of my life”
  1. RegisHawk says: Aug 7, 2014 2:53 PM

    …and running as fast as Jimmy Graham!

    Also, I’m the best Cornerback in the league!!

  2. taylorgangtrippymane says: Aug 7, 2014 2:54 PM

    Too bad he’s got the overrated Andrew Luck throwing him the ball

  3. schulteg35 says: Aug 7, 2014 3:52 PM

    He should have been a panther!

  4. killxswitch says: Aug 7, 2014 3:54 PM

    taylorgangtrippymane says: Aug 7, 2014 2:54 PM

    Too bad he’s got the overrated Andrew Luck throwing him the ball
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    Lol without Luck this team wouldn’t win 5 games.

  5. kikobeready says: Aug 7, 2014 4:31 PM

    Luck is going to go off this year.. Watch

  6. jpherling says: Aug 7, 2014 5:34 PM

    Hakeem’s biggest problems last years originated in the area between his ears.

  7. rnine99 says: Aug 7, 2014 6:52 PM

    How could anyone say that Luck is over rated? Every fan of every team in the country knows he’s a boss – Lions Fan ( I would trade my QB for yours and I love Stafford)

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