Hakeem Nicks missed every day of the New York Giants' organized team activities (OTAs), but the team expects that to change next week when mandatory mini-camp gets underway. Whether or not his absence was contract-related, he got away with skipping practices because they were "voluntary." That now changes, and with each missed practice will also come a fine.
“We have a mandatory camp. … I would expect he would be here," coach Tom Coughlin said.
Now in the final year of his contract, Nicks would face a maximum $66,150 fine for missing all three days of mini-camp.
Prior to his OTA no-show, Nicks had said he'd like to assume more of a leadership role on the Giants. He had also informed coach Coughlin that he would be attending OTAs "at some point," and failed to update the team during his absence.
Coughlin said he expects to meet with Nicks next week in an effort to clear the air.
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