Veteran receiver Hakeem Nicks is signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on the eve of their first training camp practice, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Nicks worked out for the Saints last season and again in May, but they initially opted to sign veteran receiver Vincent Brown, who was placed on injured reserve earlier this week.
Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis declined to confirm the signing. Nicks, though, posted the Saints logo on his Twitter feed.
Nicks, 28, now replaces Brown as the oldest receiver on the Saints' roster by far. After releasing veteran Marques Colston this offseason, New Orleans doesn't have another receiver older than 24. Because of that lack of experience, Nicks should have a decent shot at cracking the roster along with projected starters Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead and second-round draft pick Michael Thomas, the story pointed out. However, Nicks has struggled to stick with a team bouncing around with the Colts, Titans and Giants since 2014.
OAK WR Vincent Brown - Week 6, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 – Vincent Brown vs. San Diego Chargers
Once a promising player for the Chargers, Vincent Brown will be facing the team that gave up on him. Brown registered his first receptions as a Raider in week four, catching three passes for 22 yards. While Brown is a worthwhile gamble for a Raiders team needing all the help it can get, fantasy owners should steer clear of him this week despite the fact he may have some extra motivation to succeed.