Hakeem Nicks lands with Jay Z

Updated: February 20, 2014, 4:25 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Jay Z's sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, continues to grow with an Empire State of mind.

The firm, based in New York, added its fourth New York-based client Thursday, announcing it had signed Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Roc Nation Sports spokesman Ron Berkowitz said Nicks will be jointly represented by CAA and Roc Nation. The two agencies already share, along with IMG, Nicks teammate Victor Cruz.

Nicks expressed his happiness to be with Roc Nation on Twitter.

Half of Roc Nation' clients play for New York teams. The firm also represents Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

Detroit Lions defensive end Ndamukong Suh was recently added to the client list, joining Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano and WNBA player Skylar Diggins.

Nicks might not be in New York for long. He's a free agent who could come as a value to another team since he has been hampered by injuries the past two seasons.

In 2010 and 2011, Nicks caught more than 70 passes for more than 1,000 yards in each season and scored a combined 18 touchdowns. But in the past two seasons, Nicks' best was 56 catches for 896 yards in 2013. Nicks, however, failed to score a touchdown.

Darren Rovell | email

ESPN.com Sports Business reporter

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