New York Giants: Hakeem Nicks not being shopped


The New York Giants are winless and floating, but don't expect a fire sale in the Meadowlands.

NFL Media's Kimberly Jones learned Monday from a person familiar with the situation that Big Blue has zero plans to part ways with veteran wide receiver Hakeem Nicks:

"I'm a Giant, and that's the only thing I can focus on right now," Nicks told reporters Monday, per's Dan Graziano. "I'm a Giant, and I love playing for the Giants."

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Either way, Nicks' future in New York is uncertain. He's in the final year of his contract with a team that just forked over a pile of money to fellow wideout Victor Cruz.

The Giants would be wise to listen to trade offers. If someone blew them away, New York could part with Nicks and start Rueben Randle across from Cruz. It's not as if Nicks' 25 catches, 442 yards and zero touchdowns are irreplaceable.

New York doesn't want to give off the impression of a team waving the white flag, but they're 0-6 with holes all over the roster. Offseason changes will cut deep in Gotham, so it boils down to how committed the Giants are to keeping Nicks around for what is shaping up to be a widespread rebuild.

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