Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks insists that he is in the best shape he has ever been in despite offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton questioning his conditioning.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has reportedly struggled in training camp, and offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has been openly disappointed with his conditioning habits.
The former Giants receiver does not seem to be worried though. Nicks defended himself in an ESPN interview. “I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in. I came in weighing 209 when I was supposed to come in weighing 212,” Nicks said. “He came apologizing to let me know he wasn’t just singling me out.”
The Colts are expected to start Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton at wide receiver, but Nicks is third in the pecking order and will start if Wayne or Hilton go down with an injury.
Wayne tore his ACL last season, and it ended his season. Nicks has proven to be capable of being a starting wide receiver, as demonstrated by his 2010 and 2011 seasons. In each of those seasons, Nicks reached at least 1,000 receiving yards and had 11 touchdown catches in 2010.