Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11: Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on against the Oakland Raiders during their game on October 11, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Raiders 44-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
After being warned by coach Tom Coughlin that now was not the time to slack off, the New York Giants held their final workout before the start of training camp in late July. Coughlin put the team through a short jog through Thursday in ending a mandatory three-game minicamp for rookies and veterans. The only notable player missing was leading receiver Victor Cruz, the restricted free agent who has yet to reach a deal on a new contract. Cruz wants roughly $10 million annually and the Giants have offered between $7 million-to-$8 million. While a deal is expected, the pressing issue will be getting back to the playoffs in 2013. After winning the Super Bowl in February, 2012, the Giants missed out with a 9-7 mark last season.
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