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Hakeem Nicks to sign contract with Saints

Hakeem Nicks is getting another chance in the NFL.

The 28-year-old wide receiver is signing a deal with the New Orleans Saints. Nicks tweeted a photo of the Saints logo Wednesday, which his agent Peter Schaffer later confirmed meant his pairing with the Saints

New Orleans coach Sean Payton later told reporters no deal with Nicks has been officially signed.

Drafted in the first round of the 2009 draft by the Giants, Nicks has spent all but one season in New York, showing plenty of promise in his first three seasons before injuries and spotty production sent his value plunging. Nicks caught 38 balls as a member of the Colts in 2014 before returning to the Giants in 2015, where he tallied just seven receptions.

New Orleans could use some seasoned depth at receiver, with youngsters Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead bringing the most experience to the corps, along with the addition of second-round pick Michael Thomas.

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