- Schefter mentions this during a report that WR Julian Edelman is scheduled to visit with the 49ers on Friday.
Nicks is visiting with the Colts right now, but is believed to have interest from the Chargers and Panthers as well.
Nicks, 25, totaled 56 receptions for 896 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Giants last season. We have him listed as the No. 22 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
However, Person adds that GM Dave Gettleman is “content to wait until the second week of free agency to find better value.”
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reported that the Carolina Panthers haven’t shown any interest in Nicks, as of last night.
Person mentions that the Panthers are “keeping tabs” on Packers free agent WR James Jones for the time being.
Ian Rapoport reported earlier that Nicks is visiting with the Colts on Friday, but adds that the Panthers and Chargers are still “in the mix” for Nicks.
- According to Rapoport, the Panthers are nervous about the situation.
- Josina Anderson spoke with Nicks who mentioned that he is departing for Indianapolis and visiting with the Colts on Friday.
The Panthers have been mentioned as a team with interest in Nicks now that they have parted ways with veteran WR Steve Smith.
- Person adds that the Panther are hoping to bring in Nicks for a visit at some point in the near future.
The Panthers have been long rumored to be a landing spot for Nicks seeing as they really need another receiver and GM Dave Gettleman comes from the Giants organization, so he’s certainly familiar with Nicks.
“Ideally this is what I want: I want to go to a team where I’m the missing link,” Nicks tellsAnderson. “There are a number of teams that I have my eye on once I hit the market. I know if I went to a place like Indianapolis I would be dangerous with a quarterback like Andrew Luck. I can see myself catching passes from Cam Newton or even Philip Rivers.
Nicks added that he is looking for a “long-term deal,” despite a report from Saturday that suggested he would be willing to consider one-year offers.
Mortensen adds that Nicks is “receptive” to re-signing with the Giants this offseason. However, if a deal can’t be reached, Nicks is expected to look for a team with a proven quarterback.
This comes from a report that Nicks has been circulating medical assurances to NFL teams that his foot and knee injuries aren’t expected to be issues next season and he has received medical clearance.