Nicks wants a new contract, and he showed his displeasure by skipping New York's offseason team activities. He's in the final year of his rookie deal and is set to make $2.7 million in 2013. Considering the production he's given the Giants over the last four years, the desire for a pay raise is understandable.
The former first-round pick out of North Carolina had a down year in 2012, compiling 692 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games, but that was mainly because he was limited by a knee injury. In the two previous regular seasons, he racked up a combined 2,244 yards and 18 scores, and he helped lead the Giants to a Super Bowl title in 2011 with 444 yards and four TDs in the postseason.
The Giants' minicamp is set to begin Tuesday.