We reported yesterday that the New York Giants would be bringing veteran tight end Chris Cooley in for a workout. The Giants will be kicking the tires on some other veteran receiving options on Tuesday. One is former Giant Hakeem Nicks, and another is former Patriot and Bronco, Wes Welker.
I'm told the #Giants are working out WRs Wes Welker and Hakeem Nicks, among other players today, per their regular kick the tires Tuesday.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 29, 2015
Welker last played for the Denver Broncos in 2014, but saw his production slide after suffering three concussions in two years. Since entering free agency the 33-year-oldhas had very limited interest. Welker was has been one of the, if not the, best slot receivers of his generation, however age and injury concerns have been scaring teams away.
Nicks is a player that Giants fans know very well, and seemed to be a lock as a franchise player. For the first three years Nicks was a dominating receiver who was considered to be among the very best at his position. During that time his violent brand of football let him play much bigger than his 6-foot-1, 210-pound frame, and simply ignore double teams.
However, constant nagging injuries seemed to rob Nicks of his power and athleticism and left him as a shell of his former self.
Will these workouts amount to anything, or are the Giants simply doing their due diligence? There's no way to know for sure, but stay tuned for new developments.