New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will make his preseason debut on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The Pro Bowl wideout is in the beginning of what will end up being a contract season after he and the giants have been unable to strike a long-term deal to this point.
Nicks missed the Giants’ first preseason game with a groin injury that has been bothering him since the start of training camp. In 2011, Nicks had his best season and his second straight 1,000 + yard receiving season, as he caught 76 passes for 1,192 yards (15.7 yards per catch average) and 7 touchdowns and helped lead the G-Men to their second Super Bowl title in four years.
Starters will play about 20 snaps and the second string will play 25 snaps, giants Head Coach Coughlin has said regarding this week’s game.
Recently, Forbes released a study showing how Nicks is among the NFL’s most underpaid players. Nicks earns an average salary of $2.508 million, which is the final year of his rookie contract, but has an approximate value of 10.5 over the past three seasons.