Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is reportedly concerned about the way wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is conditioning.
The Indianapolis Colts were depleted at wide receiver last season because of a season-ending injury to Reggie Wayne, who has consistently been their top receiver.
The Colts upgraded their receiving corps by signing former Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to a one-year contract.
Apparently, Nicks’ training camp has gotten off to a rough start though. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is clearly concerned about Nicks’ conditioning. Here is a tweet from Tom James of the Tribune Star confirming Hamilton’s concerns.
Hamilton on Nicks: “Yeah, I don’t know if I can say that I’ve seen enough. I think he is still working to get himself in game shape…
— Tom James (@TribStarTJames) August 3, 2014
Nicks has an extensive injury history, but he started 15 games for the Giants last season and failed to score a single touchdown.
It seems like Nicks may not have the work ethic that the coaching staff is expecting out of him, so Wayne and T.Y. Hilton’s starting jobs are safe unless Nicks can turn things around.
Nicks has the potential to be a quality starter, as he has demonstrated by reaching at least 1,000 receiving yards in 2010 and 2011.