Buzz: Nicks won’t be coming back

Giants’ WR Hakeem Nicks has new representation as he readies for free agency next month and Giant fans who were hoping he would return to the Blue are losing hope.

According to Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger, Nicks’ chances of wearing Giant Blue in 2014 in 2014 are “close to zero”…

Nicks, 26, is coming off perhaps the worst season of his career. He didn’t record a touchdown catch and didn’t play in the Giants’ biggest game of the season against the Dallas Cowboys.

Put it all together and the chances of Nicks returning to the Giants next season are “close to zero,” according to a person with knowledge of the situation. That would leave the Giants with Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan as the only proven wide receivers currently on the roster for next season.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Nothing really new here. It’s no secret Nicks has been sending the Giants signals that he’s going to test the market. That market may not be as kind to Nicks as he thinks. Big ticket, free agent WRs have fallen on their faces in recent years and Nicks’ production has not exactly opened many eyes the past two seasons. He may get snubbed.

The Carolina Panthers were seen as a destination for Nicks may no longer have the appetite for his services as per SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano. (Read)




15 comments
homerjay
homerjay

It's less about a disappointing season+ and more about his attitude. He screwed his team and I sure wouldn't want him back.

JamesWS
JamesWS

I'm very curious to find out what kind of COMPENSATION we get in terms of the draft if we let Nicks walk.  

....TBH, I'm not a big fan of bringing Nicks back unless its on a VERY team friendly deal.  

He's a QUITTER and he's injury prone!!!

Mr. F - any idea on COMPENSATION via the DRAFT ???? -----

JamesWS
JamesWS

When did Jernigan become a "proven wide receiver" ????


LOL

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

The Pat's, 9er's, 'Hawks, Ravens & Denver,

will ALL give NICK's a Look........

But, there Ain't much TAPE.....

and if the OFFER's aren't up to Par....

Nick's could Take a 1 Year Show & Go,

with the GIANTs,

Giving Him 1 Year, 

to Step-Up with ELI......

Nick's needs to put together a GOOD Season,

to BOOST his VALUE, 

Could Work Out for Both Parties.....

IMO,

GM's will want to take advantage of the DOWN Season,

and Lock him in,

for a FEW years,

at a Discounted Price....

BTW,

the Last Few WR that Left ELI...... DISAPPEARED -------

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Nicks had such a disappointed season that it wouldn't surprise me if only a couple of teams have serious interest in him. If that's the case, it also wouldn't surprise me if Nicks might have to take a 1 year deal for a lot less money to prove that last season was a mirage and not a true indication of Nicks ability.

John Fennelly
John Fennelly

@JamesWS  It won't be until next March an it's a combination of additions and losses from this upcoming free agent period. If the Giants sign some top-tier UFAs that will wipe out any compensation they 'd get from losing Nicks.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@JamesWS at this point, I would guess that if a team does sign Nicks; the compensation for the Giants would be somewhere between a 3rd rounder to a 5th round draft pick

spider43
spider43

@JamesWS  ...  Apparently, a 2 or 3 solid games, or one really outstanding game nowadays would be enough to get people to say you are "proven". It worked for Matt Flynn when he jumped from Green Bay to sign a big deal with Seatlle years ago. Let's face it, the media are great at hyperbole, so people like Jernigan will become better on paper than they really have shown. If Jernigan was really so "this talented" all along, then one of a few things happened here... either it took him a few seasons for the Giants system to "click" with him, or the coaches utilizing him really had no earthly idea how to best utilize his talents. I'm betting it was a combination of both. That's why Mara made specific mention of Jernigan at the end of the season when he said he believed the offense was broken. "Broken" meant the inclusion of coaches who couldn't recognize what they had until it was too late for 2013.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Skookaloop To be honest, I really don't believe the Giants will entertain the notion of re-signing him. Nicks will need to sign a 1 year deal with another team to regain his value for the next contract. Unfortunately, this hurts the Giants with the compensation.

JamesWS
JamesWS

I think he takes a 1 year deal with another squad, preferably in warm weather

billysuede
billysuede

@spider43 @JamesWS  which is exactly why the idea of picking a receiver at #12 shouldn't be discounted. so many things can happen between now and the draft but if there is another qb frenzy, it is plausible to find sammy watkins drop to us. if not, mike evans or ebron would be outstanding. 

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@Brian Webster @Skookaloop  

Nicks Disappeared ON Eli....

......there is a BIG Difference.....

1st REESE made the LB'ers Disappear....

2nd REESE made the CB's Disappear....

3rd REESE made the PASS-RUSH Disappear.....

4th REESE made the O-Line Disappear...

5th REESE made the RB's Disappear....

6th REESE made the TE's Disappear......

.....................Now the WR's........

when will REESE DISAPPEAR ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


spider43
spider43

@billysuede...  Totally 110% agree with you. I doubt it will be Watkins that drops, but not an impossibility. The reason I doubt he slides to #12 is because of the penchant for the Raiders (#5) to pick speedsters since the days of Al Davis, not to mention that the Bucs at #7 want to improve their last place rated offense, and the Bills at #9 want to give a receiving partner to Stevie Johnson, and the Lions at #10 want the same thing for Calvin Johnson.  I have serious reservations Watkins would make it past all four of those teams. Even the Titans at #11 could be tempted with a new stud receiver, because they have really soured on Kenny Britt, and who could blame them?


But I'm definitely of the opinion the Giants should be open minded about drafting one of Watkins, Evans, or Ebron if available. I KNOW we desperately need OL help, but I think a decent lineman could still be had in the 2nd round, especially at the Guard position. I think it would be better if we signed an experienced Tackle to protect Eli, and then shifted Pugh inside to Guard. Whether Beatty is shifted to RT makes no difference, he'll be starting AND he needs to improve, no matter which Tackle position he plays. Moving Pugh to Guard deepens and upgrades our OL at the same time if we sign a decent FA lineman (preferably Tackle). As positive as the current reports seem to be on Snee, Reese shouldn't really be counting on him to regain his Pro Bowl standing.