Hakeem Nicks isn’t talking


Jun 11, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) and quarterback Eli Manning during a lighter moment during minicamp the Giants Timex Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Hakeem Nicks finally showed up to the New York Giants offseason activities. Of course it is a mandatory minicamp that started Tuesday. He had skipped OTAs and voluntary workouts so far in 2013.

Many think it could be related to his desire to get a contract done before the 2013 season, the final year of his current deal. However, he didn’t say anything to reporters about his absence to answer questions Giants fans have.

“I’m here now, and that’s all I’m going to talk about,’’ Nicks said.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin wasn’t too thrilled with Nicks absence and has some words about the situation last week.

“I feel where he was coming from,” Nicks said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “I could have done a better job of reaching out, but we finally got to talk and we got things straightened out. Coach Coughlin’s my guy, so I think that relationship can’t go sour. I should have done a better job of reaching out to him, but I’m here now.”

But it all seems resolved after the two talked privately.

“From my point of view, he seemed to understand,” Nicks said.

“I never want to be detrimental in any kind of way to this organization because they’ve been nothing but good to me,” he said. “I took care of what I needed to take care of and I am here now and that’s all that matters.”