Nicks caught a short pass for no gain and was unable to convert a third down on the opening drive. On the second drive, he hauled in a 17-yard pass from Andrew Luck. A penalty also wiped out a 36-yard catch and run. He was limited to only four series with the first-team offense against the Giants. He caught all five passes thrown his way for 53 yards.
With Reggie Wayne sitting out,
Nicks is in his first season with the Colts after failing to score a touchdown with the Giants last year.
"I'm in the best shape I've ever been in...I came in weighing 209 when I was supposed to come in weighing 212," Nicks said. "After Pep came to me to clarify, he said that he (meant) everybody's getting into game shape right now -- it's the beginning of camp. He came apologizing to let me know he wasn't just singling me out.
"I think that I have been performing well. They tell me the same thing. We're grown men. They would tell me if I was lacking. Like coach Pep told me, he said, 'If I felt like you were lacking in any area I would come straight to you.' You know, Pep and I have history from Charlotte."
Like many players, Nicks has lofty goals for the 2014 season.
"My mentality is I'm shooting to be the best in the league at my position this year," he said. "I'm not trying to make headlines. I do stand on that, but I know it's going to take teamwork. Once you put the team first, everything else falls into place."
From the way
Nicks joined Indy after spending his first five seasons with the Giants. Over the last two seasons he was bothered by foot injuries and caught a total of three touchdowns.
Nicks is considered to be OK, and the Herald Bulletin said Nicks might have had his foot stepped on by cornerback Greg Toler in practice. Nicks had a history of foot problems during his tenure with the Giants.
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