Found July 29, 2013 on Thacover2:
Victor Cruz finally got his money from the Giants, but Hakeem Nicks is still patiently waiting for his extension. Nicks miss a good portion of the Giants’ OTAs because of his contract dispute, and it’s held him back some, as he’s currently dealing with a strained groin. There are some concerns among the Giants organization about Nicks and his status, but Cruz is hearing none of that.  During an appearance on NFL AM, Cruz put to bed any wide receiver controversy, stating that “Nicks is the Giants No.1 wide receiver.” “I think the No. 1 wideout is Hakeem Nicks,” Victor Cruz said on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” on Monday. “I mean, he’s been here longer, he understands this offense. He’s our big-play guy, he’s on the outside. So I definitely think he’s our No. 1 receiver, there’s no doubt about it.” Smart move by Cruz, because a unfocused or unhappy Nicks, means tighter coverage for Cruz to see.

Victor Cruz: Hakeem Nicks is the Giants No. 1 receiver

During an interview with NFL AM on Monday morning, wide receiver Victor Cruz was asked who the Giants number one receiver is. “I think the No. 1 wideout is Hakeem Nicks,” Cruz said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the NY Daily News. “I mean, he’s been here longer, he understands this offense. He’s our big-play guy, he’s on the outside. So I definitely think he’s our No. 1 receiver...

Rueben Randle has been dominant so far in camp for the Giants

With Hakeem Nicks sidelined with tightness ni his groin, second-year Giants receiver Rueben Randle has taken advantage with the reps with the first team offense and has been dominant, according to the New York Daily News. Then again, Rueben Randle showed himself capable of being a deep threat Monday. Nicks didn’t make a single catch — and wasn’t even targeted — so Randle...

Hakeem Nicks back at practice today

After sitting out some drills over the weekend due to tightness in his groin, New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was back on the practice field today. Hakeem Nicks is working today in practice — Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 29, 2013 It’s good to see Nicks back on the practice field.  He has to stay healthy in 2013 as he looks to land a big free agent contract...

Hakeem Nicks sits out with tightness in his groin

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has a lot to prove this season now as he enters a contract year.  One big question is if he can stay healthy. According to the New York Daily News, Nicks sat out a portion of Sunday’s practice with tightness in his groin. Yes, Hakeem Nicks has been on the field for the first two days of camp. No, he didn’t make it through the second day. The...

Victor Cruz: Hakeem Nicks is Giants #1 Receiver

Even after avoiding the Giants facility in the hopes of receiving a new contract and missing the beginning of training camp with an injured groin, Hakeem Nicks still has supporters in the Giants organization. Surprisingly, though, it’s his direct competition for the title of Giants #1, Victor Cruz.   “I think the No. 1 wideout is Hakeem Nicks,” Victor Cruz said on NFL Network’s...

Is Victor Cruz The NFL's Most Underrated Wide Receiver?

We're in the end of the month of July when NFL training camps are in full swing and teams are testing their signed players with players who weren't drafted but are given the opportunity to try out for the dream of playing for in the league. Two years ago, one of those players that tried out was Victor Cruz. In the 2011 season, Cruz not only made the team but became one of...

Victor Cruz: Hakeem Nicks is N.Y. Giants' No. 1 receiver

Hakeem Nicks' offseason has been full of question marks after he stayed away from the New York Giants' facility while hoping for a new contract. He then missed training-camp practice Sunday with tightness in his groin further fueling the concerned questions. However at least one man close to the situation has no doubts about the wide receiver's importance to the Giants...

Tom Coughlin seems irritated with Hakeem Nicks’ latest injury

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has missed some practice time with tightness in his groin. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin didn’t sound very happy about Nicks not being on the field, according to Connor Torr of the Newark Star-Telegram. Coughlin said only that Nicks was limited. But he made several references to the importance of practicing, seems to be irritated. #nyg...

2013 Fantasy Football Value: Giants WR Hakeem Nicks

NFL Training Camps are now underway, and many fantasy owners are continuing their own preparations for upcoming fantasy football drafts. This provides an excellent opportunity to scrutinize where players are being selected during the voluminous amount of drafts that have already taken place, in the form of their Average Draft Positions (ADPs). This knowledge supplies critical insight...

Hakeem Nicks sits out drills with tightness in groin

Yes Hakeem Nicks was on the field the first two days of camp but didn’t make it through the second day. The oft-injured Giants receiver made a highlight catch over Corey Webster during individual drills Sunday but that was his final play of the day. He sat out all of team drills feeling tightness in his groin according to Tom Coughlin. The coach said he “really didn’t know”...

NFL Preseason: 10 Players Who Will Shine

Players who shine in the preseason can be anyone from an established veteran simply putting in the the work to an undrafted rookie free agent struggling to make the team. However, succcess in the preseason does not always guarantee equal success in the regular season, or even a roster spot.Victor Cruz three seasons ago exploded in the preseason. In one memorable game against the...

Victor Cruz: Hakeem Nicks is Giants' No.1 WR

The New York Giants gave wide receiver Victor Cruz a six-year, $45.879 million deal earlier this month making him the team’s highest-paid wideout on the roster.  But the 26-year-old says he’s not the Giants top receiver. “I think the No. 1 wideout is Hakeem Nicks,” Cruz said on NFL 
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