Hakeem Nicks will play versus Colts on Sunday
New York Giants star wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will make his preseason debut on Sunday when the Giants take on the Colts. Nicks had been dealing with a groin issue that kept him out of the first preseason game, and some practices.
Nicks did not attend voluntary minicamp this off-season. He said it was not contract related, rather just to keep himself healthy. Last year, Nicks broke his foot in voluntary minicamp, and struggled with the foot injury through the entire 2012 season.
Nicks ended up playing in 13 games, 11 of which he started, last year and didn’t have the production of the two years previous. He ended up with 53 catches, 692 yards and only three touchdowns. Nicks did all of this while attempting to play through foot and knee injuries, reports ESPN.com.
The fact that Nicks is playing on Sunday is a good sign for both him and the Giants. Nicks is arguably the most important player on the Giants offensively (besides Eli Manning), as he is their big play threat and an extremely talented and productive player. It is important for Nicks to have a healthy and productive season this year because he is in the final year of his current contract. NBC Sports reports that injuries are the only thing standing between Hakeem Nicks and a big payday.
The Giants featured one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL last year, and now that Hakeem Nicks is expected to be fully healthy all year, they should be a very dangerous team this upcoming season.