Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) tries to stiff arm San Diego Chargers cornerback Richard Marshall (31) during second half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Hakeem Nicks says he does not want short term deal

Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) celebrates a pass reception during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Reports surfaced on Saturday (and even Sunday) suggesting free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was looking for a short term contract in hopes of rebuilding his market value.

That is not the case though, according to Nicks himself, who says he’s not interested in a short deal and wants something long-term.

OK, Hakeem Nicks just shot down ESPN’s report and told ESPN’s @JosinaAnderson he wants “to make it clear that I want a long-term deal.”

I also want a date with Kate Upton, but I don’t think that’s happening.

Nicks can hope to get a long-term deal in free agency, but it’s going to take a team willing to make a significant risk if such is to happen.

Granted, Nicks can make that decision a lot easier by agreeing to performance incentives in the contract or being open to taking a deal with non-guaranteed money, but I have a difficult time envisioning the former New York Giants wideout being open to such.

Because of that, I’d still expect Nicks to sign a short deal as teams simply won’t commit to his inconsistent play.

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