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New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nick is qualified to become a leader for the team.
He’s won a Super Bowl with them, fought through injuries, and now he’s the oldest player in the group.
The Giants think a lot of Nicks, so much so they won’t pay the ultra productive Victor Cruz more that what they will eventually re-sign Nicks for.
They see him as the leader of the receiving corps and part of that evolution is taking the young kids under his wings.
"A lot more guys come up to me for questions," Nicks said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
"I've always been willing to take the role of leader."
"In the wide receiving room, I've been around the longest," he said. "I've just got to take it stride for stride."
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When the offseason began, it appeared that there was little
chance wide receiver Ramses Barden would return with the New York Giants.
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doctors. If all goes well, Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News reports a
deal could be agreed upon by the end of the day.
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