(NEW YORK) — In a move that could pay off big time for both sides, the Indianapolis Colts have agreed on a one-year deal with free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
Despite his immense talent, Nicks has been banged up the past two seasons, so Nicks has a change to re-establish himself on the open market next season if he performs well with the Colts.
Nicks was drafted 29th overall by the New York Giants in the 2009 Draft, and posted back-to-back 1,000 yard receiving seasons in 2010 and 2011.
Various leg injuries took their tole on Nicks in 2012, and further health problems contributed to his sub-par 2013 season.
A one-year deal was what Nicks was looking for as he wants to prove to the rest of the NFL that he is healthy and still capable of putting up big numbers.
The 26-year-old Nicks joins an up-and-coming Colts team that’s gone to the playoffs both seasons since the team drafted quarterback Andrew Luck.
Nicks will play opposite wide receive T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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