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49ers Reportedly Have Interest In WR Hakeem Nicks

 

Update:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the 49ers also have interest free agent WR Hakeem Nicks.

  • 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.

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According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers do have interest free agent WR Hakeem Nicks.

However, Person adds that GM Dave Gettleman is “content to wait until the second week of free agency to find better value.”

Person mentions that the Panthers are “keeping tabs” on Packers free agent WR James Jones for the time being.

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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.

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Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers have free agent WR Hakeem Nicks as their “top target” to replace 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.

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Giants free agent WR Hakeem Nicks tells ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he is looking for an opportunity to join a team where he could be “the missing link” in their offense.

“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.

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, citing league sources, reports that Giants’ free agent WR Hakeem Nicks is willing to consider one-year offers that will allow him to reestablish his value.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • GlacierDon

    He’s only 25 years old and a Superbowl winnroomer. The Giants as a team had down year. Having him ranked 22 out of the 50 best free agents is just stupid. He’s easily top 5. Nicks is the type of WR that makes your quarterback look better than what he really is. Much of the success Cruz has gotten can be attributed to Nicks. That’s why it was dumb for the Giants to give Cruz a big contract and not Nicks. Who wouldn’t be upset. That’s why Cruz advocates for Nicks. Even he knows the value of having Nicks on the other side.

    There’s obviously something going on within the organization and the locker room. I won’t speculate as to what that is but I think the Giants should treat their stars better.

    • SGT Kunze

      Dude your crazy Nicks isn’t in the top 5 Free Agents! He is in the top 5 WR free agents. Maybe think about how he has never played an entire year or how Steve Smith, Kevin Boss, Mario Manningham and Jake Ballard all faired after leaving NY & Eli. Nicks has the potential to be a great signing but someone is going to overpay hoping for his upside. He is good but not as good as he want’s to be paid.

  • Rob Austin

    Come to here to San Diego. The weather here kicks the trash out of anywgere else

  • Nicholas Heurich

    How is a one year deal any different that last season. 2013 was supposed to be his “prove-it” season to get a big payday this off-season. So now he can just have a 12 touchdown/1600 yard season whenever he says so. Probably not because he said the same stuff after the 2012 season.

  • Landsnark

    If he wants to make money, then he needs to take a team friendly deal for a year with a team outside of New York to create a market for himself. A team friendly deal with NY will only leave excess money on the table if he is able to re-establish himself. He has one “good” contract left for himself, once he is close to 30 he’ll be priced out of the market.

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