Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and quarterback Eli Manning are in their fifth season of working together, so there’s probably not much to worry about on the timing front between the two even with Nicks missing OTAs this spring.
Nevertheless, Nicks told reporters Thursday that he’s worked out with Manning multiple times this week.
“We’ve hooked up twice already this week,” Nicks said, per the New York Daily News. “We’re gonna do it two, three more times before camp starts.”
Nicks, who held a football camp in New Jersey Thursday, will attend training camp, and he also indicated that he’s feeling no ill effects from offseason knee surgery, per the News and the Newark Star-Ledger.
Nicks, 25, has missed at least one game in each of his four NFL seasons. OTAs, as we know, are voluntary. Perhaps a little rest wasn’t the worst thing for one of the Giants’ key offensive players, especially if he’s fresh in September — and if he has put in the extra time to completely ensure he’s on the same page with Manning.