The Patriots worked out wide receiver Hakeem Nicks on Monday, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The wide receiver has been making the workout rounds as he searches for a new team in 2015. The Patriots could have interest in adding the veteran, but their real interest could be intel. The Pats take on the Colts this Sunday in Indianapolis.
Nicks, who spent his first five years with the Giants, posting multiple 1,000-yard seasons in New York, caught just 38 balls for 405 yards and four touchdowns last year in Indianapolis. He found a new home in free agency when he signed with the Titans earlier in the year, but Tennessee opted to keep just four wideouts on the roster to start the season, cutting Nicks in September. The veteran wideout has since worked out for the Saints, Cowboys, and Giants.
Nicks first reached unrestricted free agency in March 2014 and signed a modest one-year contract with the Colts. While fellow 2009 first-round wideout Jeremy Maclin parlayed a one-year, prove-it deal in 2014 into a huge, long-term contract, Nicks was unable to do the same in Indianapolis