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Hakeem Nicks reaches deal to sign with Tennessee Titans

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The Tennessee Titans have had a decent off-season and free agency period.

The Titans have brought in Brian Orakpo, Derrick Morgan, Brandon Harris and Perrish Cox to greatly improve on the defensive side of the ball. 

Not a lot happened on the offense for the Titans in free agency, with big ticket players like DeMarco Murray and Julius Thomas both passing the team by completely, despite rumored interest. Well the Titans have finally signed a player to boost their offense.

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According to a report from Mike Garafolo - an NFL insider for Fox Sports, the Titans today completed the signing of former New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks on a one year deal.

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Nicks the Newbie

The 27-year-old spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts after five years with the New York Giants, who drafted him in the first round in 2009. Over 16 games in 2014 he made six starts and recorded 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

Nicks won Super Bowl XLVI while with the Giants. That year, he caught a career-high 1,192 receiving yards to go along with seven touchdowns. In May 2012, Nicks sustained a broken foot, and he later dealt with a knee injury throughout the 2012 season.

Nicks fills a need in Tennessee, as the Titans have a slew of question marks behind nominal No. 1 receiver Kendall Wright.

Enigmatic deep threat Justin Hunter has struggled with drops and physicality in two seasons. Newly signed slot receiver Harry Douglas has averaged just over one touchdown per season in his six-year career.

The Titans have the second overall pick in this years draft and there's no surety of what they will do with it. At the moment it looks like a 50/50 race between quarterback Marcus Mariota and pass rusher Leonard Williams. Their decision will be based off how much they trust current number one QB Zach Mettenberger.

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