Speaking with the media today, Rex Ryan indicated the team is comfortable rolling with Saalim Hakim as the kickoff returner.
Rex says Jacob Ford has had plenty of chances and they have better options than him. Said they feel good about Saalim Hakim as the KR. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 24, 2014
You might remember his brother Az-Zahir Hakim from the Greatest Show on Turf Rams. Hakim has spent time in two other NFL organizations and in the United Football League before that.
He reportedly was clocked in the 4.2 range in the 40 yard dash. Standing only 5'11" and 188 pounds, he profiles as the kind of player who probably will need open field to utilize his physical gifts such as situations in the return game.
Only time will tell how effective he will be. Hakim did have a 32 yard kick return against the Giants on Friday night.