|Talks between Giants, Nicks "lukewarm" -- Mon Jul 8 3:55 pm --|
WR could become unrestricted free agent in 2014
|The Giants would like to re-sign Hakeem Nicks at some point, but preliminary talks with his agent went nowhere, according to an NFL source, and in recent interviews Nicks has sounded very lukewarm about re-signing with the Giants before he becomes an unrestricted free agent next spring. The Giants do have the option of placing the “franchise tag” on him next March, but that likely would cost them about $11 million for 2014. (New York Daily News)|
FF Today's Take: While New York reportedly locked up one of its two big playmakers in Victor Cruz for the long-term Monday, there's little reason to believe the other will agree to an extension anytime soon. The franchise tag doesn't make much sense for a team that likes what it has in second-year WR Reuben Randle. In the en, the Giants may be willing to avoid the steep price the injury-prone Nicks will command.