The Giants are going to fill Victor Cruz’s roster spot with a familiar, if not recently productive, face.
According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports and confirmed by PFT, the Giants are bringing back wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to fill the spot created by Cruz going on season-ending injured reserve.
Nicks has had some scattered workouts, but the 27-year-old hasn’t been able to latch on anywhere after his 38-catch season with the Colts last year.
Nicks could end up at the team's WR3, but Dwayne Harris is coming off a big game in that role against the Pats, so there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of fantasy potential for Nicks right now.
Sep 06, 2015 · 11:06 AM EDT
Receiver Hakeem Nicks could return to the team after Week 1, when veteran salaries are no longer guaranteed, writes Terry McCormick of 247 Sports.
Teams often put such things out to soften the blow of a move, but it doesn't pan out that way too frequently. Here, it will depend on how the Titans really feel about him, how waivers go and whether Nicks finds other interest.
Sep 05, 2015 · 6:11 PM EDT
The Tennessee Titans have released veteran wide receiver Hakeem Nicks among their moves in trimming their roster to the NFL's 53-man limit.
Hakeem Nicks didn’t have a great offseason. He was overweight and just didn’t impress me that much. But he’s changed my mind early in training camp. He’s been making plays on a regular basis, and stood out. Still, it’s hard to say what kind of impact he’ll make. Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas will be on the field a lot, along with Justin Hunter. If he keeps performing, the Titans will have to gets Nicks on the field. How fast Dorial Green-Beckham develops will have an impact on his playing time as well, too, though.
It appears that Hunter is hanging on with Green-Beckham struggling to pick up the offense quickly. Nicks is the dark horse after a rough season in Indianapolis. The two dependable options in the Tennessee passing game are Kendall Wright and Delanie Walker.