The New York Giants have worked out wide receivers, Hakeem Nicks and Wes Welker. Who’s a better fit? 

By Vincent Rapisardi

New York Giants Morning Huddle: Hakeem Nicks Or Wes Welker?I think you either feels two ways about the New York Giants bringing in wide receivers, Hakeem Nicks and Wes Welker for a tryout.

 

 

  1. Cool they’re big names, go get em’.

                             or

    2. They’re washed up, I don’t want them.

Personally, I’m completely against the signing of Nicks. He looked washed up years ago with the team, to the point where it seemed like he was jogging through routes (due to many injuries).

His best days are clearly behind him, but I think his value as a first-round pick was validated by his 2011 postseason run – hauling in 28 passes for four touchdowns, 10 of those catches coming in the Super Bowl.

Why would they look for another – dare I say – James Jones-type receiver? I thought Jones didn’t make sense for the team because he couldn’t play special teams or the slot?

Well, neither does Nicks, so how in anyway would bringing him back make sense?

Looks a bit hypocritical to me.

Welker on the other hand I could understand.

With Victor Cruz’s injury status still in limbo – although he is prepared to play sunday vs the Buffalo Bills – taking a shot with Welker isn’t a bad idea.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece on why Welker makes sense for the Giants – which featured a title that confused many, again, I apologize for that – and here was my point of view:

“We all know how well Welker plays the slot, and he brings the ability to return both kickoffs and punts. Probably something he wouldn’t be doing if he were added to the roster, but it definitely adds to his versatility.

Welker does have a history of concussions and is getting up there in age (34), but we all know what he brings to the table.

Production that has led him to catch 100+ passes in five of his ten years in the league.

This is one of the scenarios where “what do you really have to lose?”

You wouldn’t be handing Welker a long-term contract, and the dollar figure would be relatively low.”

The team also gave former Washington Redskins tight end, Chris Cooley a tryout. Cooley hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012, but with the Giants shaky tight end play, it may not be a bad idea to see what he has left in the tank.

That’s my take, what’s yours? Let loose in the comment section below, and I will surely respond. Thanks for reading, y’all.

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Vincent is the Direct of Content – Features of EliteSportsNY.com, where he’s had his work shared by outlets such as Bleacher Report, Maxim Magazine and MetsBlog.com. He’s also conducted multiple interviews with professional athletes, while creating two nationally trending stories – leading to a mentioning on SportsCenter.