The leg injury to star receiver Hakeem Nicks has once again sent the New York Giants scrambling for reinforcements. Last week they brought back veteran Derek Hagan, who has a good grasp of the offense. Now it looks like Hagan will be starting opposite Mario Manningham on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
There's also a good chance the Giants will sign another wide receiver today. Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger has provided a list of candidates, and you'll notice former Eagle Kevin Curtis at the top of the free-agent portion. Former Tampa Bay receiver Michael Clayton, who just finished up his UFL season, is also on the list. Garafolo mentions that the Giants would have to pay a $150,000 "transfer fee" for the rights to Clayton, but a team source told me Tuesday morning that's not the case.
The UFL championship game will take place later this week, but Clayton's Omaha Nighthawks will not be involved. If the Giants want to sign Clayton to a free-agent contract, they believe they'll be doing it free and clear of any UFL obligations. We'll keep you posted throughout the day.