After spending a year with the Colts and then being released by the Titans several days ago, Hakeem Nicks is auditioning for another South team today, but this one’s an NFC squad. Per Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate (Twitter link), Nicks is visiting and working out for the Saints.
Nicks, who spent his first five years with the Giants, posting multiple 1,000-yard seasons in New York, caught just 38 balls for 405 yards and four touchdowns last year in Indianapolis. He found a new home in free agency when he signed with the Titans earlier in the year, but Tennessee opted to keep just four wideouts on the roster to start the season, cutting Nicks on Saturday.
It’s not clear if the Saints have legit interest in signing Nicks, or if the team is simply gauging the free agent market for potential options once the season gets underway. But New Orleans did trade two of its top pass-catchers in the offseason, sending Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Kenny Stills to Miami.
According to Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune (via Twitter), the Saints are also working out at least one tight end today, with ex-Jaguar Connor Hamlett in town.