Hakeem Nicks 'definitely' has extra in store for Giants


Hakeem Nicks is in danger of slipping off the grid in Indianapolis.

The Colts wide receiver started in place of the injured Reggie Wayne on Sunday and failed to make an impact. It continues a season-long trend for the former New York Giants star, who is on pace for career-low production across the board.

On Sunday, Nicks managed a single catch for 27 yards on six targets. Rookie Donte Moncrief, meanwhile, finished the same game with seven receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown -- all career highs.

Nicks said Wednesday his body is feeling as good as it has in years. It all begs a simple question: If Nicks is healthy, and he's playing with the best young quarterback in football, why has he been so ineffective?

"The numbers may not look outstanding at this point, but he's come in here and done a great job," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said, according to the New York Daily News. "He works his tail off."

Nicks will face his former team on Monday night. When asked if he'll have something extra in store for the Giants, Nicks replied, "Definitely."

"When the time comes for me to make plays, I'll do that," he said.

Problem is, Nicks' time may have already passed. Moncrief has played more snaps each of the past two weeks, and the rookie's Week 8 performance puts him in great position to make a permanent move past Nicks on the Colts' depth chart.

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