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Jones: A Giant problem? Not so fast
Nicks was a no-show at organized team activities because of what Yahoo! Sports described as unhappiness over his contract. Agent Peter Schaffer denies that his client skipped those sessions because of the $2.725 million he's set to earn in the final year of his rookie contract.
The Giants have shown little urgency to furnish Nicks with a new contract, largely because they're still dealing with the demands of Victor Cruz. Nicks -- who would lose up to $66,000 by skipping the three-day minicamp -- brings little leverage to the table. He's coming off an injury-riddled campaign and didn't exactly light it up last season.
But Manning, who in 2012 struggled to build chemistry with his receivers, is losing patience with his on-the-lam wideouts. The two-time Super Bowl-winning passer has been throwing to a group that includes Jerrel Jernigan, Rueben Randle and Louis Murphy. If Manning hopes to be a three-time Super Bowl-winning passer, he needs Nicks and Cruz to sort out their issues and get on the field.