The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms to sign receiver Hakeem Nicks, according to a tweet sent out from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
According to the ESPN insider, the former New York Giants play-maker will sign a one-year deal to catch passes from Andrew Luck in the 2014 NFL season.
This is an interesting move for Chuck Pagano’s team - one that isn’t afraid of big signings. Earlier in the free agency period, Jim Irsay’s Colts signed DT Arthur Jones. Jones played at a very high level for the Baltimore Ravens, and it appears to be a perfect fit. Pagano coached Jones while he was the defensive coordinator in Baltimore.
The team also signed CB Vontae Davis to a deal to help secure the secondary in a division that has it’s fair share of very good pass-catchers.
Nicks should be a very reliable option for the Indianapolis offense. The receiver, who was paired with Victor Cruz for several years, had 311 receptions, 4,622 yards and 27 touchdowns throughout five solid seasons with the Giants.
Eli Manning targeted Nicks over 100 times in four of his five seasons in the NFL.
Of course, Nicks will be playing next to the great Reggie Wayne in 2014, but there are a few other big playmakers on the Colts roster who will help the team have a big year on the offensive side of the ball. T.Y Hilton, Da’Rick Rodgers and Coby Fleener should all have a chance to play a big role in the Indianapolis offense.
Nicks has a new home. Can he play his way to a longer contract during the upcoming season?