Hakeem Nicks Working Out With Eli Manning: As has been publicized, WR Hakeem Nicks skipped all of the Giants’ voluntary Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices this spring for unspecified reasons. But Nicks said yesterday that he has been running routes for QB Eli Manning in informal workouts.
“We’ve hooked up twice already this week,” said Nicks. “We’re gonna do it two, three more times before camp starts.”
Nicks did participate in the Giants’ mandatory 3-day mini-camp in June. “I was there when it counted,” said Nicks. “I’m going to be at training camp.”
Nicks is also coming off of offseason arthroscopic knee surgery.”I’m running full routes,” Nicks said. “I feel good. Ready to go.”
More from Vonta Leach’s Agent: The agent for free agent FB Vonta Leach continues to say the Giants are in the mix for his client’s services although the Dolphins remain the favorite to sign Leach. Leach was waived by the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month in a salary cap related move
“Nobody has been excluded,” said Leach’s agent. “You have to put Miami, Houston, and the Giants in the first three. Kansas City is also involved and Baltimore is included in this also…It’s not out of the realm of possibility that he return to Baltimore.”
“It’s difficult to get anything done right now because many club officials are gone (on vacation) and some of them are out of the country,” said the agent. “To me Miami is the best fit because of their needs and their availability of (salary) cap room. I think the best overall fit is Miami, but who knows.
“He still has an interest in Houston and the Giants, the Chiefs and the Ravens. That’s all predicated on can the deals be done based on the finances they have.”
Since all teams are now off until training camp starts in late July, there is no hurry for teams or Leach to come to an agreement. “We’re not playing football so the sense of urgency is not there for us to do it or the teams,” said Leach’s agent.
2013 Position Preview – Tight Ends: A video previewing the Giants’ tight end position heading into training camp is available at Giants.com.
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