Report: Panthers Targeting Ex-Giants WR Hakeem Nicks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Several reports claim the Panthers are targeting wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.  Nicks would replace Steve Smith after Smith’s agent said the team’s top receiver will not return for a 14th season with the Panthers. 

Nicks played the last five seasons with the New York Giants.  He is expected to visit with team officials soon.  Nicks graduated from Independence High School in Charlotte.