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Thursday, November 28, 2013, 10:25am
Coughlin had said Nicks didn’t play against the Cowboys because of how much practice time he missed last week. So if nothing else, at least he’s giving himself a chance to play this Sunday against the Redskins.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 9:18am
Lack of sufficient practice time last week was the reason wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was inactive for the New York Giants' game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to coach Tom Coughlin, who seemed annoyed by the circumstances surrounding Nicks' situation.
"On Wednesday, as you have tracked it, he had an issue with the abdominal area, thought it might be a hernia, so he went through all the tests, etc., and did not practice. Was not able to practice," Coughlin said. "You asked me the question late in the week, and I answered: 'What would be the issue? Speed. He probably can't be full speed.'"
As the story points out, it's unclear whether Nicks will be ready to practice this week or play Sunday night against the Washington Redskins. It doesn't help the game is a Sunday night of course, but, if you happened to have handcuffed Nicks with Rueben Randle you'd be in good shape.
Hakeem Nicks OUT for Giants
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:55pm
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 10:27am
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was supposed to be great this year. He used to be great, and with free agency looming at the end of the season, his hope is to be paid like a great wide receiver. He didn't negotiate a new deal with the Giants in the offseason because he was injured and not great last year, and he and they thought he could go out this year, be great again and then they could talk about what he meant by No. 1 wide receiver money.
Thing is, though, Nicks has not been great. He's been healthy enough to play every game, and he's Eli Manning's second-most targeted receiver behind Victor Cruz (and not that far behind), but he hasn't been productive. He's on pace for a 62-catch, 1,074-yard season, which is fine but certainly not great, and he has yet to catch a touchdown pass. Should have caught one Monday night, but he dropped it, as he did two other passes. The Giants are scratching their collective organizational head.
Nicks' reputation is one thing, and it's well earned. But right now he doesn't look like the player he used to be. The drops are one thing, but the bigger concern is that he can't get any separation at all from defenders, and it appears to be because his legs are shot from all of the injuries of the past couple of years. Do the legs come back? Hard to say. He's only 25 years old, so he's not done by any means. But the way he's playing right now makes it difficult to have success or to make big plays. He has to out-fight defenders constantly if he's to succeed, because he's not able to get open. He's strong enough and a good enough technician to win those fights, but that's no way to make a living. And it's certainly no way to convince your team to give you a big contract or some other team to trade a high draft pick for you.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:43pm
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Monday, September 16, 2013, 8:40am
"They just popped it back into place," Nicks said. "It hit it dead on, it was bent the opposite way. The knuckle was facing down."
Nicks finished the game, though, and doesn't foresee himself missing any time.
Hakeem Nicks feeling as good as he has 'in a long time'
Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3:06pm
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks said his plan of playing it safe in the offseason and preseason has paid off. He's ready for the season opener and says he will be at full speed.
"I definitely feel like I am as good as I can be at this point," he said. "It is game time now. Everything counts. It’s time to get it."
"Definitely benefited from it," Nicks added of his plan after laboring through knee and foot injuries last season. "Same time, it helped me get to this point to where my body feels the best it has felt in a long time."
Nicks is not listed on the team's injury report, but his lackluster performance in the preseason is somewhat worrisome. Consider him a WR2 until we see him perform at a high level.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 11:50am
Nicks hasn't been generating much positive buzz this preseason, but if he's fully healthy, he should produce solid WR2 numbers for fantasy owners. Get him in your lineups against the Cowboys this Sunday.