Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) is tripped by Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas (26) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New England Patriots possibly interested in Hakeem Nicks?

The New England Patriots have a way for turning malcontents and under performing players into solid additions.

Their next target may be former New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

The former North Carolina star is unlikely to return to the Giants and the Boston Herald believes Nicks could be a fit with the Patriots.

After Decker, the biggest names are Jeremy Maclin and Hakeem Nicks, but their value will be determined by their medical checks.

adding Nicks for two seasons and maybe $7 million to $10 million, depending on his market, and signing one of the returners. Sanders is viewed as an option after he signed an offer sheet last year, but at 5-11 and 180 pounds, he wouldn’t change the shape of the receivers.

The Patriots will have money to spend on a much needed receiver, though the question is how much will they spend? As owner Bob Kraft recently said, the team doesn’t have unlimited funds so do they blow the vast majority on a top name talent or go with a more under the radar addition?

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