Victor Cruz pushing Giants to re-sign Hakeem Nicks
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 13, 2014
New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz wants Hakeem Nicks to be his teammate in 2014. It is hard to understand why. When the Giants offense has been at its best in recent years, it has featured Hakeem Nicks winning battles on the outside often enough to draw extra defensive attention that would then open things up for Victor Cruz to do damage out of the slot. Despite Nicks’ futility, Cruz is optimistic his teammate will re-sign during the offseason. The Giants aren’t expected to try too hard to bring Nicks back once free agency opens and the chances are good that Cruz will be working with a different partner come next season. Nicks was injured at times and ineffective at others, leaving defenses to pay more attention to Cruz while they were pressuring Eli Manning by overwhelming an overmatched offensive line. Nicks has4,622 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns in his career. The highlight reel touchdown catches and salsa dancing were replaced by interceptions, dropped passes and a losing season.