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Colts may use Nicks as the third receiver next season if he stays

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: January 22nd, 2015 at 12:43 PM EST

Hakeem Nicks is months away from being a free agent again after playing out his one-year with the Indianapolis Colts. Yet, if the 27-year-old stays put for years to come, it looks like he may be the third or fourth receiver on the roster.

Nicks, if he stays with the Colts, will likely be behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. He had a bad year with the Colts, which is why he’ll be pushed further back in the rotation.

Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

This past season, in 16 games, he had 38 receptions for 405 yards. He also had four touchdowns. As a result, he have to settle for an incentive-base contract in free agency.

The team also has to play tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener often, so they are using three wide receivers less often. Plus, those two will eventually have to be paid.

Nicks made $3.975 million this past season.

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