Hakeem Nicks signs deal with Saints

The New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to a one-year contract.

What It Means:

He's taking Vincent Brown's (calf, I.R.) spot on the 90-man roster. Nicks played in six games with the New York Giants last year, but was a non-factor. Despite only entering his age-28 season, it's a surprise any team was willing to give him a shot due to his lengthy injury history and recent ineffectiveness.

The Saints ranked 10th in our schedule-adjusted Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) metric last season. Nicks checked in at 80th out of 87 wide receivers with at least 50 targets, with a 0.45 Reception NEP per target last season.