WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Former New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks has joined the New Orleans Saints at training camp.
Nicks, who practiced with New Orleans for the first time on Friday, is taking a spot on the 90-man preseason roster that opened up when the Saints placed Vincent Brown on injured reserve.
The 28-year-old Nicks, who posted 1,000-yard seasons in 2010 and 2011, has been far less productive since and likely will need to demonstrate the promise of a significant resurgence to make the regular season roster.
Last season, he played in only six games with the Giants, catching seven passes for 54 yards and no touchdowns.
Now he'll try to carve out a role on a New Orleans receiver corps led by Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, Brandon Coleman and rookie Michael Thomas.