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March 14, 2014

Charlotte native Hakeem Nicks will sign with the Colts

Hakeem Nicks won't have a homecoming in Charlotte this year.

According to ESPN and NFL Network, Nicks has agreed to a one-year deal with the Colts with a base salary of $3.5 million. Colts CEO Jim Irsay confirmed the signing on his Twitter.

Nicks, a former Independence and UNC standout, was a free agent after a five-year career with the New York Giants. He listed the Panthers, Chargers and Colts as his top-three choices.

According to a source, the Panthers did not make an offer to Nicks on Thursday. He met with the Colts yesterday and the two sides apparently agreed on a deal today.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on March 14, 2014 at 07:22 PM | Permalink


W T F................

Posted by: Daniel | Mar 14, 2014 7:34:52 PM

I don't get it

Posted by: dl | Mar 14, 2014 7:39:50 PM

Yea we're in trouble

Posted by: Paul Ryan | Mar 14, 2014 7:41:44 PM

Gotta hope Gettleman has a plan. So far it resembles a New York baseball team plan.... Mets not Yankees. So - who is going to catch any passes on the team? And we have 3 running backs, two of the most useless are paid big $$$ and the QB gets the bulk of the rushing yards. So far the Panthers are letting everyone go and are picking up nothing. Am thinking another sub-500 season playing a first place schedule.

Posted by: Bluto | Mar 14, 2014 7:42:35 PM

The Panthers are "in transition" according to Gettleman. 12-4 to 4-12 is a transition.

Posted by: Scott Bryan | Mar 14, 2014 7:44:31 PM

well back to back winning seasons looks slim to none and slim went with Smitty

Posted by: jason | Mar 14, 2014 7:49:11 PM

Good. He is washed up. James Jones is the guy we will get.

Posted by: James Reed | Mar 14, 2014 7:49:56 PM

Flippin A - we don't have a friggin single wideout now. Nicks was a less than desireable reciever but he was somebody. Who's Cam gonna throw to this season - Pilares?? Sheesh...

Posted by: Tom | Mar 14, 2014 7:52:10 PM

Well Olsen should have a pro bowl year unless he is triple teamed every play. Anyone got J. Shockys phone number?

Posted by: jason | Mar 14, 2014 7:56:05 PM

Damn shame if we bring back A. Edwards he would automatically became our top most exp. WR

Posted by: jason | Mar 14, 2014 7:59:20 PM

Did someone really say James Jones!?! He is not and will never be a #1 WR. He was only as good as he was in GB because he had Aaron Rodgers throwing to him and a plethera of other weapons to distract the defense. Jennings, Jordy, Cobb, Finley. Hell even Boykins is better than anybody we now have on our roster. James Jones is not our saving grace and getting a rookie WR at the end of the first round will not be either. The only good that can come out of any of this, is if Gettleman is fired after the Panthers are sub .500 this year.

Posted by: Vince | Mar 14, 2014 8:22:14 PM

LOL, you guys crack me up, it's only March and the season is over you say. Jeepers, give it some time. Gettleman isn't stupid, he'll get it done. And how do any of you guys know that we don't already have a young guy who can play WR. We'll make some free agent pickups and we'll draft a WR or two so chill out.
It's not like we had a stellar group last year, one 34 year old guy, one that dropped everything, and a #3 with Ginn

Posted by: Kent | Mar 14, 2014 8:30:37 PM

Fart noise

Posted by: b1130 | Mar 14, 2014 8:31:28 PM

Gettleman what are you doing will have to trade 3rd round pick to move up and get Brandon Cooks

Posted by: malcolm felix | Mar 14, 2014 8:36:59 PM

Nicks however mentioned Andrew Luck's name first so that was a bad sign to me. He said would also like to catch from Cam Newton he is overrated and injury proned

Posted by: malcolm felix | Mar 14, 2014 8:38:28 PM

Hmmm ... APA. Taking from the producers and giving to the under-producers, The Affordable Panther Act, better known as GettlemanCare. costs less, but there is a six game deduction before it pays anything. It's experiencing some startup problems because the kinds of people the administration had hoped would be interested in signing up are failing to show. Many Panther fans lobbied for a repeal of the plan and wanted to keep the tried and true former plan, but were rebuffed for their conservative thinking that stands in the way of 'progressive policies'. One opponent of the plan predicts their will be 'blood and guts' everywhere as a result of GettlemanCare. In the latest development, the first patient went for service under the new plan was given only the less that satisfying order to 'Ice up Son'.

Posted by: floyd | Mar 14, 2014 8:54:41 PM

So Floyd, where is all this money the Panthers should be spending? Give us your plan for freeing up the money, and don't say cut the running backs, that would cost more that it would save.

Posted by: Kent | Mar 14, 2014 9:09:34 PM

Kent. :)=

Posted by: floyd | Mar 14, 2014 9:17:19 PM

I'm going to buy NFL Rewind next season just to watch Smitty play with the Ravens. Should be more interesting then watching my Panthers lose bad next season.

Posted by: gz | Mar 14, 2014 9:19:28 PM

did gettleman really thank Hicks would be dumb enough to come here without Smitty?

Posted by: jason | Mar 14, 2014 9:27:43 PM

Paying Steve Smith 5 mil to go play somewhere else will go down as the worst decision in team history. Not only do we have to find a #1 WR, we also have to find a #2, #3 and #4. Brilliant.

P.S. We also have no Corners, Safeties or Offensive line. While Cam is scrambling waiting for our scrub WR core to get open the scrub offensive line will have him flat on his back.

Posted by: Panther Joe | Mar 14, 2014 9:28:08 PM

I hope Cam's sociology degree teaches him how not to let his team down, and maybe a little something about pocket passing. Oh my bad, all his extra time is dedicated to his endorsemnts, ugly azz Belk line, paid signings, and hanging out with rappers. He is just a big Micheal Vick without the dog fighting. Will never win a super bowl with Cam!

Posted by: gz | Mar 14, 2014 9:30:03 PM

Sidney Rice now? Geez. We're dropping the ball big time.

Posted by: Brandon | Mar 14, 2014 9:30:19 PM

GZ, thumbs down on the Cam Hating. AllPro 2 of first 3 years says players and fans disagree with your powers of football talent evaluation.

Posted by: floyd | Mar 14, 2014 9:35:31 PM

I heard the Panthers were going to save money using the high school method - players play both sides of the ball. Less contracts, less payroll, more cap room. They also franchised Hardy to see if he could back up his claim that not only can he kick, he could play wideout. Last season, they wanted to improve the running game. I think that meant Cam lateralling to a RB, and sprinting down the field to catch a pass. Maybe even throw it high enough he could catch it himself downfield. This should be interesting.

Posted by: David | Mar 14, 2014 9:40:53 PM

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