Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants was the only wide receiver with at least 100 targets and no touchdowns to show for all of that activity last season.
We have postulated on the "Around The League Podcast" that a litany of leg and foot injuries have sapped Nicks' explosiveness the past two years.
With free agency dawning, Nicks' camp is working hard to dispel the notion that injuries will be an issue in future seasons.
Nicks has circulated letters to all 32 teams from the esteemed Dr. Robert Anderson and Dr. James Andrews, indicating that previous foot and knee surgeries should not inhibit the wide receiver's performance in 2014, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Saturday.
Teams can't be faulted for wondering why Nicks' playmaking ability vanished in an ostensibly healthy 2013 season.
On that note, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport -- who obtained copies of the letters -- reported Saturday that the point of emphasis in Nicks' medicals is that the wide receiver no longer has swelling in his troublesome knee.
To prove that the past two years were "aberrations," Nicks is willing to consider a one-year, make-good contract, per Mortensen.
Nicks still views himself as one of the league's top receivers and is determined to "prove it" in 2014.
After battling foot injuries of his own, a rejuvenated Antonio Gates bounced back in 2013 with his best campaign in four seasons. Any team that signs Nicks will be taking a leap of faith that he can pull off a similar feat.