Nicks will likely miss at least the early portion of training camp after undergoing surgery in May to have a screw inserted in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, which he fractured during the team’s second OTA practice. While any foot injury to a skill position player is worth watching extremely closely, Nicks is a noted hard worker, and the Giants will be extremely cautious with his recovery -- Nicks knows the playbook like the palm of his hand and doesn’t need much work to get up to speed. Once he’s back on the field, Nicks will resume his rightful spot as quarterback Eli Manning’s most trusted target. Victor Cruz set the team’s single-season receiving record in 2011, but Nicks in the fourth-year veteran with ridiculously reliable hands and a combined 155 receptions and 18 touchdowns over the past two years. Nicks doesn’t blow by a lot of defenders, but he knows how to work small openings and use his 6-1, 210-pound frame to create all the separation he needs.