Hakeem Nicks

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 208
College: North Carolina
Birth Place: Charlotte, North Carolina
Draft: 2009 1st round (29th pick) by the
  • The Natural: Browns rookie Peppers flashing many skills
    USA Today

    The Natural: Browns rookie Peppers flashing many skills

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers has instincts on the football field that can't be taught or coached. He's a natural. "When he was born, there was probably a football right next to him," Browns special team's coordinator Chris Tabor said. "It is just an innate ability for him. He understands and his football intelligence is extremely high." A jack-of-all trades during his college career at Michigan, Peppers is showing the same ability to multitask with the Browns, who are more than pleased with the first-round draft pick's development in training camp. Peppers, who was credited with playing 15 different positions and special teams last season for the Wolverines, has lined up at both safety

  • ESPN.com

    Bill Belichick turns Patriots' trip to joint practices into history lesson

    Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 Follow on Twitter WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Bill Belichick has turned the New England Patriots' trip to The Greenbrier resort for joint practices with the Houston Texans into an educational experience for players. The son of a teacher, Belichick used part of a team meeting to explain to players the significance of the venue they are practicing at Tuesday and Wednesday. "Coach gave us a history lesson," relayed receiver Julian Edelman, who had missed the trip here in 2015 when the Patriots worked with the Saints. "There were 26 presidents that have stayed here. There was a bomb shelter, in fact, for the Cold

  • Preseason Power Rankings: Saints creep up despite opening loss
    Saints Wire

    Preseason Power Rankings: Saints creep up despite opening loss

    The push to be number one on everybody’s list is a constant grind for professionals everywhere. Sports franchises are no different. The New Orleans Saints aren’t seen as a sexy pick to shock the world this season, and it’s understandable. Quarterback Drew Brees is a year older. The offensive line is banged up and in need of gel time. DT Nick Fairley is set to miss the season with a heart condition. The biggest addition via free agency has been a 32 year old running back coming off major surgery. It may not be all doom and gloom, but it’s close. On Tuesday, Espn.com released their latest preseason rankings, and the Saints managed some positive movement since the draft: 2016 record: 7-9 Post-draft