First-round wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had his first taste of training camp after signing his $12.5 million, five-year deal Saturday. Coach Tom Coughlin said he’ll try to encourage Nicks throughout to be able to step up and contribute big as a rookie. But first, he needs to make sure the kid can absorb the informational tonnage that will be thrown at him over the next 21 days.
“You are certainly very encouraging with the young guys,” Coughlin said. “For example, he came back in outstanding shape. So we were encouraged. We acknowledged that.
“You know, he is a kid who always has a smile on his face, which is a really good thing. He is kind of a happy guy, who has gotten himself in good condition. He wanted definitely to be here. He didn’t want to miss that first practice. As we move forward here, and camp unfolds I think on a daily basis, there will be more information shared with him about what the expectation level is. Right now, those guys are up to here trying to learn what to do. That is the first thing, let’s see if they can comprehend all the things we are asking them to do.”