Former New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who hasn’t played a game since 2015, is attempting an NFL comeback.
On Monday, the quarterback development company “QB Country” released a video of Eli Manning. The New York Giants quarterback was working on routes with “Saquon, Shep, Corey, and Hakeem.”
Of course, this meant Giants running back Saquon Barkley and receivers Sterling Shepard and Corey Coleman.
? Seen Eli throw it for almost 20 years.
He’s better now than he’s ever been.
Great work couple weeks ago with Saquon, Shep, Corey & Hakeem. pic.twitter.com/8ntKBW1S7F
— QB Country (@QBCountry) April 22, 2019
But … Hakeem? Meaning, Hakeem Nicks?
Yes, you guessed it.
The former Giants receiver has been working out in an attempt to return to the NFL, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Nicks, 31, hasn’t played a game since the 2015 regular season when he underwent his second stint with Big Blue.
The Hakeem in this video is former #Giants first-round pick Hakeem Nicks. He has been running routes for Eli Manning as he tries to get back into the league. https://t.co/QJ0vDR4bqT
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 22, 2019
Nicks was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Giants out of the University of North Carolina. He played for the Giants from 2009-2013 and then the Indianapolis Colts in 2014.
He spent the summer of 2015 working out for the Tennessee Titans before being cut in early September of that season. In November of 2015, Nicks returned to the Giants on a one-year deal.
He played six games for the Giants in that second stint, totaling only seven receptions for 54 yards and no scores.
In his first stint with the Giants, Nicks was an integral part of a Super Bowl champion squad. During the 2011 regular season, Nicks caught 76 passes for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns. He also totaled four scores in the ensuing playoffs.
His best statistical season came in 2010 when he totaled 79 receptions for 1,052 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Surely the Giants won’t sign Nicks due to the number of offensive weapons they already have. But then again, you never know. If a team does see something in Nicks that they like, it’s possible they could give him a shot at least in training camp or preseason.