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New York Giants Thursday Morning Storylines: Potential Destinations for WR Hakeem Nicks

February 20th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

With Wednesday having come and gone, we move one step closer to the weekend. And as we get closer to that weekend, it becomes easier and easier to sip that morning coffee knowing that a break is just around the corner. So enjoy the following New York Giants stories over your Thursday breakfast.

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Former Giant Reyna Thompson New Football Coach at W. Broward

The West Broward football program may have just received the boost it needs to turn losses into victories.

Athletic Director Jim Darr announced Wednesday that Reyna Thompson, a former NFL player with the Miami Dolphins, New York Giants and New England Patriots, has been named the school's new head football coach.

Patriots, Rams Likely Destinations for WR Hakeem Nicks?

As I touched on above, the Patriots have been linked with several free-agent wide receivers, including Nicks. While I think Bill Belichick would be less than interested in signing another injury-prone wideout, Nicks wouldn't be completely Amendola-esque in that he doesn't miss as much time and has more big-play ability than the pass-catcher the Patriots brought on last year.

Another interesting destination would be St. Louis. The Rams aren't expected to have a whole lot of room to maneuver financially, and also possess two first-round picks in May's draft … but again, Nicks' low projected price tag might allow them to bolster a young receiving corps long on upside and short on productivity.

NFL Mock Draft: Eagles and Giants Make a Trade on Draft Day?

Josh Norris of has released his latest mock draft, and in it, he has the Eagles pulling off a trade with the New York Giants to move up in the draft to No. 12.

With the pick, Norris has the Eagles selecting Anthony Barr, OLB from UCLA.

New York Giants 2014 Offseason Preview

The fall for the Giants this year was precipitous and cataclysmic, and, to be perfectly honest, surprising. The team lost its first six games of the season, and though it played better in the second half of 2013, winning five of six at one point, the Giants still finished at 7-9, their worst mark since coach Tom Coughlin's first season with the team in 2004.

There were rumblings during the season, especially during the dingy early part of the year, that Coughlin might not still be the right coach to lead this team. Considering he's won two Super Bowls in a decade, that's a pretty silly argument, and in reality, Coughlin isn't in any danger of going anywhere (unless he chooses to retire). And if any Giants player gets out of line and begins to wonder about Coughlin's leadership skills, he'd better watch out because Justin Tuck will come after him.

New York Giants Unlikely to Use Franchise Tag to Keep Free Agents

In 21 years, the New York Football Giants have used the NFL's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) franchise or transition designations to keep free agents from leaving the Big Apple just six times, according to Dan Salomone of in an article posted yesterday on the official Giants' website.

With 21 veterans eligible to be tagged by the New York Giants, it would seem logical that Big Blue would use the franchise tag this off season to keep a veteran like Justin Tuck in the fold for another year, but based upon the salary attached to handing out the designation, it appears to be a non-starter for the salary cap challenged team.


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8 Responses to “New York Giants Thursday Morning Storylines: Potential Destinations for WR Hakeem Nicks”

  1.  Dirt says:

    If Nicks has a low price tag as that writer purports, then he’s going nowhere.

    •  James Stoll says:

      Although you can never really tell, the issue with Nicks seems to be as much about whether he wants to stay at all (and whether the Giants really want him) as it does about pure $$
      This is beginning to feel like the Osi situation
      Somewhere along the way there may have been a falling out and now staying married makes no sense

  2.  Krow says:

    If we can’t work out a deal with Nicks I’d tag him … or threaten to … and then get on the phone to SF and Seattle. Make it clear he’s going to one or the other … and see what happens.

  3.  James Stoll says:

    Anyone got a read on what the Cowboys are going to do this off-season?
    According to a Monday ESPN article showing all teams’ present salary totals for 51 contracts and dead money, the cowboys sit at $141M in salary and $10M in dead money. That’s something like $25M over the projected cap before FA signings and the draft
    From the looks of it they have some serious decisions and difficult to make

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