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Former Giants Hakeem Nicks, Corey Washington get chances elsewhere

Can either of them make good on their latest opportunities?

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Hakeem Nicks with the Giants last season.
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A pair of former New York Giants wide receivers — Hakeem Nicks and Corey Washington — hooked on with new teams Wednesday night. Nicks signed with the New Orleans Saints, while Washington will get an opportunity with the Atlanta Falcons

In his second tour of duty with the Giants, Nicks played in six games last season, catching seven passes. Nicks’ career has been in decline since he caught 76 passes for the Giants in 2011. He has been with the Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, back to the Giants and now on to New Orleans. Per SB Nation’s Canal Street Chronicles, Nicks has his work cut out simply to make the team.

Washington, a fan favorite after a spectacular 2014 preseason, caught five passes for the Giants that season. He was cut in 2015 and split the season between the practice squads of the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. SB Nation’s The Falcoholic calls the Falcons’ signing of Washington “a flier.”