NFL Free Agency rumors: Hakeem Nicks not expected to return to Giants

Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is set to be one of the top free agents on the market in March and he is not expected to return to New York. During an appearance on NFL Network’s “GameDay Morning” on Sunday, Ian Rapoport passed along the report

Nicks was hoping to have a big contract year, but his play over the past few seasons has been disappointing and now it is time for the Giants to move on.

According to Rapoport, Nicks was fined repeatedly for being late to meetings and missing treatment, which all but sealed his fate. The team is also high on Rueben Randle, so they have a capable replacement already waiting in the wings and waiting for his time to shine.

Nicks will be a top target for a number of teams who are looking to add talent on the outside this offseason, so it will be interesting to see where he winds up.

Topics: Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

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