New York Giants: 5 Realistic Free Agency Options

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Jan 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (14) gets past Cincinnati Bengals cornerback

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(24) during the second half in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

1. Hakeem Nicks, WR

The Indianapolis Colts were not short on weapons, and there were not a ton of opportunities for Nicks. Nicks had 38 receptions, flashed big play ability and scored 4 touchdowns in 2014. If the former Giant reunites with Eli Manning, maybe he could also reunite with his great production.

With the Giants he had 2 seasons with over 75 receptions and 1,000 yards. In 2013, his final season as a Giant he had 56 receptions and 896 yards. Nicks still has the talent to be a very productive receiver. As a third option behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz, he could create interesting matchups in the slot.

The Giants have much more pressing needs but their familiarity with Nicks gives this some legitimacy. It seems doubtful that Nicks has a long line of potential suitors; the Giants could steal him off the open market for a good price.

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