Hakeem Nicks didn't want to delve into the reasons why he was not at voluntary OTAs this offseason.

But the New York Giants receiver said in an interview with NFL Network on Wednesday morning that his absence was not because of his desire for a new long-term contract.

"I really don't talk about my contract in the media and stuff like that," Nicks said. "But contract wasn't related."

Nicks was asked on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" if he wants to remain a Giant long term and if he would sacrifice dollars to stay.

"My main focus is just getting into this season and being healthy and contributing to the team the best way possible," Nicks said. "I love the Giants organization and I'm very happy to be a Giant."

Nicks said on NFL Network that his absence during OTAs will not affect his timing with the offense. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride expressed concern that Nicks and Victor Cruz, who skipped OTAs and mandatory minicamp due to his contract negotiations, didn't receiving the coaching they needed in the offseason.