Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks were not in attendance at the Giants’ voluntary OTAs on Thursday.
Cruz and Nicks have not practiced with the team this offseason. Both players were in attendance, however, at Duke University in mid-April along with WR Louis Murphy for workouts with QB Eli Manning and his former college coach David Cutcliffe.
Head coach Tom Coughlin said there was no change in the status of either player today, but with mandatory minicamp coming up next week, he expects to see at least Nicks….
Has anything changed with (Hakeem) Nicks? Have you spoken with anybody?
“No, there is no change.”
You still haven’t spoken with him; nobody has?
“I have not spoken to him.”
Do you expect that he will be here next week?
“We have a mandatory camp. I would expect that he would.”
Is that the same for (Victor) Cruz?
“I think Cruz is a different category.”
With the mandatory camp, if Nicks is here, will you feel the need to kind of clear the air?
“That might happen, yeah, I would think.”
I know you haven’t spoken to him, but do you at least know the reason why he is not here?
“I don’t know. I don’t know any more information that I did the day he went home for the weekend.”