Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/19/13
Had Victor Cruz been an unrestricted free agent this offseason, he would be a very rich man. That’s not to say that the first-round tender that the New York Giants offered him is keeping him in the poor house, by any standards. Many teams would love to add Cruz to their roster, but nobody is bold enough to pull the trigger to give up a first-round pick to the Giants. During the first week of free agency, the Giants owners have been very vocal about their desire to keep Cruz around. He’s a hometown kid, he’s a fan favorite, and he is obviously a very skilled football player. But owner’s desires don’t make much of a difference when it comes to contract negotiations, and most of them have trusted men in charge of making those decisions for them. Jerry Reese is the General Manager for the Giants, and he certainly isn’t going to show his hand to anyone. Reese spoke with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, and refused to give up an inkling of what the Giants are doing with Cruz, and/or the possibility of him signing an offer sheet from another NFL team: “Well, first of all Mike, [...]
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