New York Giants' news, 2/14: Hakeem Nicks, Ben McAdoo, more

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New York Giants' headlines for Friday, 2/14.

Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Friday morning headlines.

Victor Cruz is lobbying fellow Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to return to the team rather than sign elsewhere in free agency. ESPN's Dan Graziano says Cruz's lobbying is likely to fail, and I have to agree.  Graziano writes:

Cruz is not the Giants' general manager, and when Jerry Reese makes the business decision on this, I think it's unlikely that the Giants bring Nicks back. Giants coaches were obviously aggravated with Nicks' on-field performance in 2013 and his casual attitude about it. There's a chance that early-career leg injuries have sapped Nicks of some of his speed and explosiveness, and the Giants would know that better than any other team would. However, Nicks' past does include high-level performance as a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver, and he's still only 26 years old. So I believe there will be teams interested in giving him the contract he wants, or at least something close to it. And when that bidding begins, I expect the Giants to bow out.

Don Banks of SI lists offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo of the Giants No. 5 on his list of the 10 best coordinator/play-caller hires this offseason.

Valentine's View: It is impossible to know if McAdoo will succeed or fail. His hiring, however, was an exciting one that, for the Giants, represented a move outside their comfort zone.

Pat Traina has a preview of what the Giants might be looking for at the Scouting Combine.

Pro Football Rumors, which is a new and outstanding site for football news junkies, breaks down the free-agent market for running backs.

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