Found May 13, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning continues to hold out hope that he’ll see Victor Cruz very soon. “We get into some real practices next week so hopefully as we get into those live going-against-the-defense practices he’ll get back in so we can get back to work,” Manning said, per Tom Rock of Newsday. I’m sure the Giants are also hoping to see Cruz very soon. The feeling I have right now is that both sides will get an extension done done during training camp.  I can’t imagine Cruz holding out into the regular season.     Need NFL Tickets?

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