Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, which ended up with a bang weather-wise yesterday. The Giants will be back at OTAs on Wednesday, so we’ll be keeping you abreast of all the happenings until then – and beyond.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com says that WR Hakeem Nicks is willing to wait until the end of the season to talk contract with the Giants.
From Rotoworld: Rapoport polled two general managers, and they agreed with Nicks’ stance. The longer the receiver waits it out, the more nervous the Giants get that he could leave. Nicks is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and he just turned 25 in January. If he can stay healthy and put up the numbers he’s capable of, he could break the bank in free agency. Nicks is just entering his prime.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Like I keep saying. Health will determine the amount and length of Nicks’ next contract. If he goes through another injury-riddled season in 2013, his price will drop a level. Keep in mind, also, Nicks has not set any records, led the league in any category nor has he been to the Pro Bowl.
Those facts, however, may not preclude the Giants from paying him like an elite wideout. Nicks is a receiver that brings more than numbers to the table. He possesses intangibles that don’t necessarily hit the stat sheet. He can be a downfield threat as well as a possession receiver. He also does not have to be open to make a play. Those type of players are hard to find.