Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks said Thursday the surgery he had on his knee following the season was “a little minor procedure’’ and he’s already running.

“I’m looking at the bigger picture right now,” Nicks said. “My goal is to be full-go by training camp.”

* Center David Baas recently underwent elbow surgery to remove bone spurs.

* RG Chris Snee said his recovery from hip surgery is progressing and he should be ready for training camp.

* When the Giants assembled for the first time this past Monday for their initial offseason workout, a ready-made theme for the 2013 season was unveiled.

GIANTS 2013 SCHEDULE

“They told us straight-up, no one has ever hosted the Super Bowl in the stadium they played in,’’ left tackle Will Beatty said. “That’s your goal.’’

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played on Feb. 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium.

* Eli Manning said he was hoping the third Manning Bowl — this one Giants-Broncos now that big brother Peyton has changed teams — wouldn’t be the first game of the season.

“I don’t want to talk about it for the next four months, ’’ he said.

Eli, though, did want that game to be early in the season “to get it over with and put it all behind us.’’

He got both wishes as the Giants will play host to the Broncos in Week 2.