Hakeem Nicks Fantasy News
Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:53am
"Rueben you saw emerge from a guy that showed flashes at times and always caught the ball well, but maybe didn't always run the routes as precisely, as crisply as you wanted, didn't have quite the understanding you wanted," Gilbride said. "[Over the past month] he looked like a guy that's been here for five or six years. He really benefited from the opportunity."
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Hakeem Nicks reports to camp, won't hold out
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 11:14am
Update: Nicks confirmed that he won't hold out for a new contract.
This may be a sign that whatever was bothering Nicks is no longer an issue. His camp says he's not upset about his contract, but that is still the most likely reason for his recent actions.
Hakeem Nicks did not report to mandatory minicamp
Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:10pm
The camp is mandatory and Nicks was expected to report. While his camp denies reports that he's upset about his contract situation, his actions will certainly continue to fuel speculation. Reuben Randle is looking better and better each day.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 8:58pm
The reality is big contracts rarely get done until there’s a deadline — such as June 17 when the Giants can reduce Cruz’s tender offer from $2.879 million to $630,000. There remains optimism on both sides that a deal will eventually be reached, and it’s a pretty good bet that he’ll either have a new contract or sign his tender by then
It's going to take more than optimism to get a deal done. Cruz could always sit out most of the season (a la Vincent Jackson) only to come back towards the end to accrue his year of service and become an unrestricted free agent next season. This is unlikely but not unprecedented.
Hakeem Nicks not worried about contract (yet)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 9:27am
That's good news for Nicks owners or those looking to draft him heading into 2013. He's coming off a nagging knee injury, but he's still going in the middle of the 4th round.
Hakeem Nicks skipped first OTA practice
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 1:27pm
There were two conspicuous no-shows to the Giants’ first on-field OTA of the offseason on Wednesday. And only one of them had a good explanation.
Nobody – not Tom Coughlin or Eli Manning or any other Giants player – expected Victor Cruz to show up as he continues to battle with the team over a long-term contract extension. But fellow wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was supposed to be in uniform and on the field, working with “limitations” according to Coughlin.
Instead, the receiver pulled a stunning disappearing act, with absolutely no explanation.
“I don’t know,” Coughlin said, when asked why Nicks wasn’t at the practice facility. “He should be here . . . I expect everybody here. We’re trying to get our team better.”
There are mixed reports about why Nicks missed practice. He may or may not be upset about his contract. Stay tuned.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:49pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:18am
Nicks is a bounceback candidate, but understandably fantasy owners are hesitant to invest a top draft pick in a player who seems to have chronic knee problems. He's currently going in the middle of the 4th round.
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6:17pm
Giants QB Eli Manning, along with older brother Peyton, is working out at Duke University this week, according to ESPN. The Mannings are there with Duke coach David Cutcliffe, a college coach of both brothers, as well as three Giants and three Broncos teammates.
Manning brought Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and recently signed Louis Murphy, per ESPN. The Giants offseason program begins next Monday, and Manning hopes Cruz is working alongside him in East Rutherford as well.
Hakeem Nicks has scope on left knee
Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:17pm
Giants WR Hakeem Nicks had a scope on the left knee he injured in Week 2 against the Buccaneers. Nicks suggested he may have suffered the injury, in part, because he was compensating for pain in the right foot he fractured last spring. Nicks missed three games with the foot and knee injuries, but was considerably slowed by both for the balance of the season.
Scopes (a.k.a. arthroscopic surgery) are relatively minor procedures when compared to full ligament tears. Recovery is about a month, so Nicks' summer shouldn't be much different than usual.
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 12:31pm
Giants WR Rueben Randle did finish his rookie year well, including a four-catch, two-touchdown performance in the season-ending victory over Philadelphia. He caught 19 passes in 16 games – 10 of them in 2 games (6 vs. Cleveland and 4 vs. Philadelphia). Clearly, he needs to provide more consistent production. But the Giants believe he will do that as an NFL sophomore. Right now, Randle is the heavy favorite to be the Giants’ third wideout in 2013, with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz as the starters. Assuming his stays healthy, I would be very surprised if Randle didn’t at least double his number of reception next season.
Monday, December 31, 2012, 12:58pm
This explains Nicks' lackluster performance this season. He should be back to his old self in 2013, but he has been somewhat injury-prone throughout his career.
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 7:19pm
Consider Nicks very questionable for Week 17.
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 4:13pm
Bradshaw touched the ball 10 times for 47 yards. He's a flex option this week against the Eagles.