The New York Giants have ruled out Hakeem Nicks yet again for this Sunday’s game. The wide receiver has missed the past two weeks with knee and foot injuries. Ramses Barden may not play this week due to a concussion. Domenik Hixon has missed time due to a concussion. Should the Giants sign a wide receiver to add some depth?
Before we go any further, I’m not going to suggest them bringing in any of the former all-pro trinity of Chad Johnson, Plaxico Burress or Terrell Owens. Do I think they can still play in the league? Probably. I think the one who would probably help the most is Plaxico just because it’s the same system he was already in before.
Michael Clayton may be an interesting choice. He’s been on the team before, has pretty good size and knows the system. Another option they could go with is Danario Alexander. Alexander has good size and speed. He’s apparently recovered from the hamstring injury that cost him most of training camp with the St. Louis Rams.
David Douglas is on the practice squad and was impressive in training camp so they could look to just activate him. If Rueben Randle can be productive, that could alleviate a lot of the issues that the Giants are having. Randle was subject of criticism during the broadcast of last Sunday’s game, a narrative that’s exploded over the past couple of days. Randle is going to get a chance to prove himself and if he does, it can give the Giants another big weapon in the passing game.
I’m not saying the Giants should or shouldn’t sign a receiver, however, one more injury and they may be forced too.