NEW YORK (WFAN) — Hakeem Nicks had an up-and-down tenure with the Giants.

A first-round pick of New York’s in 2009, the 26-year-old played five seasons with Big Blue and was a key member of the Super Bowl XLVI team.

In 2010 and 2011, he caught a combined 155 passes for 2,244 yards and 18 touchdown receptions.

But last season, things went awry. Fans and pundits alike began to surmise that Nicks wasn’t giving it his all on the field, and he was rumored to be on the trading block after the Giants got off to an 0-6 start.

Nicks wasn’t traded, but he bolted New Jersey in the offseason and signed a one-year deal with the Colts. In his final season with the G-Men, Nicks didn’t catch a touchdown pass in 15 games.

The Giants will take on the Colts on Monday night, and will be re-acquainted with their former teammate.

Antrel Rolle, joining WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts in his weekly spot on Tuesday, had some interesting things to say about the wide receiver.

“That’s always a great thing,” Rolle told Joe & Evan in regard to playing against Nicks. “Hakeem Nicks is a very good friend of mine. He’s a phenomenal talent. Hakeem can be as good as Hakeem wants to be, depending on the day. I’m excited to see those boys, Hakeem along with (Ahmad) Bradshaw.”

Read into that what you will.

In Nicks’ first season with the Colts, the North Carolina product has caught 18 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns.

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