INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hakeem Nicks took the one offer he couldn't refuse in free agency - to join Andrew Luck and the Colts.
One day after the former Giants receiver agreed to a one-year deal with Indianapolis, Nicks says he turned down an offer from his hometown team, Carolina. He also says in a conference call Saturday that New York never made him an offer.
At 26 and five years into his career, Nicks decided the Colts gave him the best chance to show he can still play at a high level.
Nicks had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2010 and 2011, helping the Giants win a Super Bowl title after the 2011 season. But he was slowed by injuries each of the past two seasons.
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