Update: Hakeem Nicks not upset over contract

Sam Spiegelman

Earlier today, we detailed a Yahoo! Sports report indicating Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks intentionally skipped organized team activities this week to express discontent with his current contract situation.

Yahoo! Sports corrected its report, explaining Nicks’ absence at OTAs was not linked to a contract dispute. However, Nicks nor his agent Peter Schaffer explained why the wide receiver did not attend.

“A team source, who had previously suggested to Y! Sports that Nicks may have been unhappy with his contract situation, clarified Thursday morning that he didn’t know exactly why Nicks was gone and was making what he felt was an educated guess,” Jason Cole reports.

The earlier report suggested Nicks — who is entering the final year of his five-year rookie contract — was unhappy with the progress of contract talks. The receiver, coming off of an injury plagued 2012 campaign, was reportedly sending a message to the team.

Nicks is due $2.725 million in 2013. In February it was reported the Giants were giving Nicks’ next long-term deal priority over that of fellow wideout Victor Cruz, a restricted free agent who is still currently in contract talks with the team.

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