Originally written on The Giant Exiles  |  Last updated 11/19/14
There was a time when Hakeem Nicks looked like he may be a huge part of the Giants offense for many years to come. In 2010 and 2011 he grabbed 70+ balls for 1000+ yards. But since then, injuries and personal issues have greatly disrupted his production. Because of his struggles, coupled with the fact he is in the final year of his contract, many around the league speculated that Nicks would be dealt at today's trade deadline. While teams did contact GM Jerry Reese about Nicks, a team source indicated that the Giants never seriously considered a deal. Hopefully, the security that Nicks may feel now that he will remain with the team - at least for the remainder of 2013 - will lead to increased production. WR coach Kevin Gilbride had these optimistic comments: “That’s what I think is going to drive him for the rest of the season,” said Giants receivers coach Kevin M. Gilbride. “I think you’re going to see the plays being made. And this is my true belief in my heart: that he’s getting closer and closer to erupting and making those huge plays that we’ve seen him make in the past.” What moves should have been made? With a potentially crowded backfield... we sure could use some veteran lineman to lead the way. Thoughts?

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