Nicks is still a New York Giants, and he will suit up for them Sunday when they face the Kansas City Chiefs. Sorry, Lions' fans.
The whirlwind of rumors came from unreliable sources on Twitter and, of course, stirred up a hornet's nest with many people biting on the rumors hook, line and sinker.
No. I'm told nothing cooking there right now "@TankJared: Hakeem nicks a lion"— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 27, 2013
My only advice? Look at where these "reports" come from before you fall for them. If you are a savvy NFL fan you know that Adam Schefter, Jay Glazer, Mike Garafolo, Aaron Wilson and a few others -- along with Giants' beat writers -- are your best sources of information.
Nicks' long-term future with the Giants is in doubt, with him being a free agent at the end of the season. In the short term, however, expect to see him on the field for the Giants on Sunday.