First, there was a report that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had joined the Carolina Panthers. Then he hadn't. Now comes word that the soon-to-be ex-New York Giants wide receiver will visit the Indianapolis Colts on Friday.
WR Hakeem Nicks just told me, "I'm flying to Indy tonight. The plan is to meet with the Colts tomorrow."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2014
The false report apparently came when Nicks' dad erroneously let out the word that Nicks was going home to join the Carolina Panthers. I guess we all have remember -- mom knows best. Dad? Maybe not so much.
Anyway, it looks like it won't be long before Nicks is officially no longer a Giant.
Let's look at a few other Giants' stories making news on Day 3 of NFL Free Agency.
Jacoby Jones and his 'epiphany'
"Honestly, when I was up in New York, I was walking around and I think I came to my senses really," Jones said today after signing a four-year contract with the Ravens that could be worth as much as $14 million. "It wasn’t about money. It was the fact that this is probably the one place that would let me be myself, the city, the state, the organization, the coaches. They knew I kind of don’t have it all up here [in the head]. There are some loose ends and they accept that."
Incidentally, after missing out on Jones the Giants have expressed interest in Carolina Panthers' kick returner/wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.
Nothing new on Justin Tuck
The Giants and the star defensive end are still in a holding pattern. The most recent word was that Tuck met with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday and was still there this morning. No updates since.
Odds 'N Ends
Giants' Free Agency Scorecard
Jon Beason -- Signed three-year, $19 million deal with Giants ($7 million guaranteed).
Justin Tuck -- Signed two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Raiders.
Linval Joseph -- Signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
Hakeem Nicks -- Almost certainly out the door. The questions are to whom and for how much.
Trumaine McBride -- Re-signed to two-year, $3.1 million deal.
Stevie Brown -- Re-signed with the Giants. Deal reportedly one-year, $4 million.
Josh Brown -- Re-signed with the Giants.
Curtis Painter -- Re-signed with the Giants. Deal is for one year, $795,000.
Peyton Hillis -- Re-signed to two-year, $1.8 million deal.
Reaction To J.D. Walton Signing
Keith Rivers -- Signed two-year, $5 million deal with Buffalo Bills.
Ryan Mundy -- Signed with the Chicago Bears. [Full story]
Jim Cordle -- Not tendered.
Henry Hynoski -- Returning to Giants. Signed one-year, $1 million deal.
Da'Rel Scott -- Not tendered
Spencer Paysinger -- Received $1.431 million RFA tender
Mark Herzlich -- Re-signed to one-year deal
Dallas Reynolds -- Received ERFA tender