UPDATE: Jason Cole now reports that his source took an "educated guess" that Hicks' absence was due to a contract issue. That source has now walked that back and says the real reason is unknown.
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was a no-show at OTAs Wednesday, implying to the team that he is not pleased with his contract situation, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole. While OTAs are voluntary by definition, players are expected to attend them, and head coach Tom Coughlin wasn't happy about the absence. Nicks has one year remaining on his current deal.
According to Nicks' agent, Peter Schaffer, the wide receiver didn't skip workouts because of his contract situation. But Schaffer also didn't do anything to quell speculation on that count because he refused to elaborate on the real reason for the absence. He said that only he and Nicks are aware of that reason at this point.
Nicks is coming off a season in which he caught 53 passes for 692 yards and three scores. He was a 1,000-yard receiver in both 2010 and 2011, but a knee injury nagged him in 2012, forcing him to miss three games. He has yet to play all 16 games in a single season.