(WTNH)–Former New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and former New England Patriots wideout Wes Welker were among several players who tried out to make the team on Tuesday.
The Giants host a dozen or so players every Tuesday for workouts, as do most NFL teams, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
But this Tuesday was like “Throwback Tuesday,” as NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan put it, because of the presence of Nicks, a former fan favorite who twice gained more than 1,000 yards in a season for the team.
Nicks caught 76 passes for 1,192 yards in 2011, when the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl. He also caught 79 balls for 1,062 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2010.
He fell from grace after a disappointing 2013 season that led the Giants to opt not to re-sign him. After one season with the Indianapolis Colts, Nicks has yet to find a team this year. He was cut by the Tennessee Titans in training camp.
Wes Welker had a tremendous ten-year career with the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and most notably, New England Patriots. He caught a career-high 174 passes for 1,354 yards in New England in 2012.
Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley was also among the players who tried out Tuesday.