Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has spent some time this weekend making sure that NFL teams know that his knee and foot are fine after injuries to each slowed him over the last two seasons with the Giants.
Nicks also spent some time talking to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com and said that he hopes teams looking for “a missing link” to their championship aspirations give him the chance to show that he’s over the injuries. He told Anderson that he’s considering “a number of teams” and revealed a few of the players he could envision as his next quarterback.
“I know if I went to a place like Indianapolis, I would be dangerous with a quarterback like Andrew Luck,” Nicks said. “I can see myself catching passes from Cam Newton or even Philip Rivers.”
There’s no word on interest in Nicks from the Colts, Panthers or Chargers although the fact that Nicks is from North Carolina and played for the University of North Carolina in college and the Panthers need some help at wideout have led some to connect those dots while forecasting free agency.
Nicks also addressed a report that he’s willing to consider a one-year deal as a way to rebuild value he may have lost on the field recently. Nicks told Anderson he wants to “make it clear that I want a long-term deal” from whichever team signs him this offseason.