We’re a step closer to the start of the NFL season. A lot of big stories—and drama if you’re the New York Jets—will be surrounding a lot of minicamps throughout the league, but a very important one will be developing right here involving the New York Giants and their star receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz.
Will either of them show up to Tuesday’s mandatory minicamp?
From the looks of things, it looks like all signs are pointing to no. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted earlier in the day that both Nicks and Cruz were no-shows for today’s team physicals.
Neither Giants WR, Hakeem Nicks nor Victor Cruz, showed up for team physicals today before start of Tuesday’s minicamp.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 10, 2013
As if the Giants didn’t have enough problems: Dealing with their shaky offensive line, inexperienced running backs, weak linebacker corp; and dealing with JPP, their best pass-rusher, on the sideline rehabbing his back, now they have to deal with their best receivers not showing up to practice.
Victor Cruz is still negotiating a long-term deal with the Giants and has not signed his restricted free-agent tender so he probably won’t go to minicamp, and Hakeem Nicks, who still has one year left in his contract, has not attended voluntary OTAs for the last three weeks.
The three-day minicamps are important because it’s the last time the team gets to spend time together on the field, working on plays, before summer vacation. The next time they’ll see each other is in late July for training camp, so the focus will undoubtedly be on who does and who doesn’t show up to minicamp tomorrow.