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|Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks says he's hoping he'll be ready to participate in training camp.|
"My body's feeling good," Nicks said. "My goal is to be full-go by the season, by training camp. So this time that I have now is to get myself back in football shape, football condition. It’s been a while. So that’s all I’m doing right now."
When asked how confident he feels that he will be ready for training camp, Nicks said, "My confidence is extremely high."
Nicks played in 13 of 16 games last year, but he had just 53 catches, and posted career lows in receiving yardage (692) and touchdowns (3). The Giants' offensive production suffered as a result, and the team missed the playoffs, a year after winning the Super Bowl.
"Obviously having Hakeem hurt for most of the year was a factor," quarterback Eli Manning said Thursday. "In the middle of the year and the end of the year, he wasn’t himself, and you can see that on the film clearly. So it’d be great to have him back full-speed, healthy, making the plays he normally makes."