• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cowboys work out Hakeem Nicks, three other receivers

    The Cowboys won't find another Dez Bryant out there, but they are at least trying to land the best temporary replacement for their injured star receiver. Among those working out on Tuesday is former Giants standout Hakeem Nicks. Austin Pettis, Nick Toon and Clyde Gates are also getting a look, per the Dallas Morning News. Bryant went down in Week 1 with a fractured right foot that was surgically repaired Monday. He is expected to remain out for at least six weeks. The 27-year-old Nicks is perhaps the most intriguing of the four. He was among the last cuts by Tennessee this year, but he is just two years removed from an 896-yard season with the Giants.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Saints working out wide receiver Hakeem Nicks

    The Saints are working out free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks on Tuesday, a source told The New Orleans Advocate. Nicks was released by the Titans over the weekend.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Report: Titans cut WR Hakeem Nicks

    The Titans cut wide receiver Hakeem Nicks on Saturday, according to TitanInsider.com. Nicks caught 38 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns for Tennessee last season.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Veteran WR Hakeem Nicks is looking good at Titans camp

    Veteran wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is impressing a lot of people during Titans camp, according to nj.com. Nicks, who had his best NFL seasons with the Giants in 2010 and 2011, is looking to prove himself all over again in Tennessee after a disappointing stint with the Colts last season. "I feel like I definitely have a chip on my shoulder," Nicks told The Tennessean. "But more than wanting to prove anything to the world, I just want to prove it to this team and my coaches, for giving me the opportunity to come here and prove myself. "This is a situation that fits my style of play, and I just want to take advantage of every opportunity."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Titans WR Hakeen Nicks seeking comeback season

    Fading wide receiver Hakeem Nicks claims he can still be the premier player he was with the Giants now that he is wearing a Titans uniform. But he also understands that he must prove it. "(I'm) motivated, determined and ready to work," he told The Tennessean. "I am ready to bring it all and lay it on the line, man. I just want to get back in the rhythm of being talked about as one of the best receivers in the league, as I was in the past. ... I need to go out there and prove it. No need to say words." Nicks enjoyed successive 1,000-yard seasons in 2010 and 2011 and tallied 24 touchdowns in his first three years in the NFL. But he faded to the point in which he caught a career-low 38 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns a year ago. "I feel like where I am at in my career - I just turned 27 - I feel like I still have a lot in my tank," he said. "I wanted to go somewhere and prove I can still be a No. 1 receiver and be the guy I was in the past, statistically and being a guy that likes to make plays and be on the feld consistently. "With six years of experience, playoff experience and a Super Bowl, I thnk I can definitely bring (leadership) to a team. And I want to compete for Super Bowl teams here."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Titans ink WR Hakeem Nicks to one-year deal

    Veteran wide receiver Hakeem Nicks signed a one-year deal with the Titans on Thursday, per the Tennessean, giving the team an experienced target for either Zach Mettenberger or potential draft pick Marcus Mariota. Nicks had a rough go in 2014 with the Colts, as the 27-year-old suffered through the least productive season of his career, hauling in just 38 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns. The one-year deal with the Titans is for $1.4 million, with a $100,000 signing bonus.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: WR Hakeem Nicks ready to sign with Titans

    Veteran wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is set to sign with the Titans, per Fox Sports 1, which is further reporting that other teams that had been interested have been told the news. The 27-year-old Nicks suffered through the least productive season of his career in 2014, snagging 38 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns with Indianapolis.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Titans check out free agent WR Hakeem Nicks

    Fading free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks paid a visit to the Titans on Monday, sources told The Tennessean. Nicks managed 38 receptions for 405 yards and four touchdowns a year ago while playing with Indianapolis. He started six games in what was easily his worst season statistically, but he insists he remains a viable player. "I'm nowhere near finished, man, and I want to prove that to the world and everybody ... that's definitely my mentality, but I don't even want to talk about it," Nicks recently told Fox Sports before continuing to talk about it. "I feel like I got into that situation last year talking about it. I'm about to just go out there and prove it. "I can't even describe the feeling to you. It's like a burning sensation inside of me. I just want to be the best. I know I have to work hard at it."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Hakeem Nicks set to visit with 49ers

    Free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks told ESPN on Monday that he is traveling to California to visit with the 49ers. Nicks played the 2014 season with the Colts after spending his first five seasons in the NFL with the Giants. Nicks totaled 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games (six starts) last season.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Duron Carter: Playing with Luck 'will set my career in motion'

    New Colts wideout Duron Carter got his first exposure to Andrew Luck during Pro Bowl practices. Carter's dad, Hall of Fame receiver and ESPN analyst Cris Carter, took Luck with the No. 1 overall pick. "That was my first time seeing (Luck) and my first time really hearing about him," Duron Carter told the team's website."Even just from my dad, hearing how Andrew handles people in the huddle, and just around the hotel, he's just a great guy. Just to be a part of that and be around him I think will really help me and set my career in motion, where no one else could." Carter, who starred in the CFL the past two seasons, watched the Colts' loss to the Patriots in the AFC title game and thought he could flourish playing with Luck and a receiving corps led by T.Y. Hilton. He noted New England hounded Hilton with multiple defensive backs. "I'm sitting there watching the playoff game and I said, 'I felt like I could be out there and I could help in one of those situations,' Carter said."Just on an every-down basis, me being able to go out there, winning one-on-one matchups when it's called on me. A lot of teams do go man-to-man and pressure Luck, the only way you can beat that, for me, is to win those one-on-one opportunities with T.Y. over there." Carter, 23, who bounced from college to college due to off-field issues, realizes he has a golden opportunity. With Reggie Wayne unsure whether he'll return and Hakeem Nicks an unrestricted free agent, Indy could enter 2015 with Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Carter as its top three wideouts. "It's always been my dream to play in the NFL," Carter said."Through decisions I made prior when I was younger, I hindered that opportunity. Getting into the CFL that was my motivation the whole time, every play, every snap, every catch, was I wanted to go to the NFL. Now that I'm here, my next goal is to make the Colts roster."