Wide receiver Victor Cruz has been a key part of the New
York Giants offense for several seasons now, but the team won’t overspend to
retain the wide out long-term, owner John Mara told Bob Glauber of Newsday.
"He's been a terrific player for us, he's a fan
favorite, he does a lot for our franchise, but there is a limit. But I hope we
can get him back, and you know what, this is the best place for him to be
playing. He's become such a fan favorite, he's become so popular in this area,
I think it's in his best interest to stay. But that's sales pitch, anyway. I
think we'll get something done . . . But if not, God bless him, we'll wish him
Mara prefaced his comments by saying that he hopes to reach
a contract agreement with Cruz. The wide receiver has said that he’s not ruling
out holding out against the Giants for a new deal.
But Mara said there’s a limit when it comes to any player,
and the Giants will ultimately part ways with Cruz if an agreement can’t be
reached. Cruz remains a high priority for New York, but he’s not the team’s
only priority, according to Mara.
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