Originally written February 02, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
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 luck." 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. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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