With all the talk surrounding wide receiver Victor Cruz and his desire for a new deal, fellow New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has flown under the radar. However, General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. have not lost sight of their #1 and have apparently decided a contract extension for Nicks will be one of their top priorities this offseason.
Nicks has only one-year and $2.725 million left on his rookie contract, and will become an unrestricted free agent (UFA) in 2014 unless a new deal is reached. And despite the need to re-sign Cruz to a new deal, or risk him possibly holding out, his Restricted Free Agent (RFA) status gives the Giants a little extra time to get things done. John Mara has already mentioned the team may tender him if a deal is not reached by the time free agency starts in March, and that they will "not break the bank" for him.
When Nicks is healthy, he is arguably one of the best wide receivers in the league. Unfortunately, he's been plagued by a variety injuries since his rookie season, and has missed nine games in four years.
In four seasons with the Giants, Nicks has 255 receptions for 3,726 yards and 27 touchdowns.
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