Found May 22, 2013 on
Sports Blog Net:
The clock has tick tocked itself out and the Jeopardy theme has long since run its course, yet restricted free agent (RFA) Victor Cruz remains unsigned. And although numerous reports recently suggested the ongoing negotiations were nearing their end, New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said on Tuesday that talks continue and the process is "just taking its time." No kidding.
"We're talking. Tom Condon is talking to Jerry [Reese] and I'm personally confident that Victor wants to be a Giant, will be a Giant," Tisch said on his way into the NFL spring meeting. "He's a great guy. It's just taking its time."
Late last week, the New York Post reported that the negotiations were on the "2-yard line," but leave it to the Giants to fail to punch it into the end zone -- after all, they seem to struggle mightily in short yardage situations.
The good news is that Cruz recently lowered his contract demands, which put both sides within striking distance of a new deal. What the remaining holdup is however, is anyone's guess.
In the mean time, there are sure to be at least 20 more reports suggesting a deal is close, with 20 others suggesting nothing is imminent. But, at the end of the day (royalties to Antrel Rolle), the words of former Giants General Manager George Young reign true: "There is no almost. There is only done and not done."
Right now, things are not done.
photo credit: Football Schedule via photopin cc
Be sure to like Giants 101 on Facebook, follow Giants 101 on Twitter & +1 Giants 101 on Google+
Be sure to “like” Sports Media 101 on Facebook and to follow Sports Media 101 on Twitter
Subscribe to Sports Media 101 using Google Currents
Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Former first-round NFL Draft pick Aaron Curry has been a bust and he admitted that the money he made changed him as a person.
Since 2010, the New York Giants’ defense has gone from being a top ten unit to one of the worst defenses in the NFL in 2012, ranked as low as 31st overall. It also doesn’t help that Osi Umenyiora left for the Falcons without many options to replace his production. Justin Tuck and Corey Webster are getting older. Antrel Rolle is overpaid and the linebacker position continues to...
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wasn’t expected to show up for this week’s voluntary organized team activities and he didn’t, according to Ohm Youngmisuk ofESPNNewYork.com.
The Giants were also missing their other top receiver, Hakeem Nicks. Head coach Tom Coughlin expressed some disappointment that he didn’t show up, per Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record.
Coach Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants knew Victor Cruz wouldn't show up for the organized team activity without a contract, so his absence was expected.
Not so with fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks.
Nicks surprised Coughlin Wednesday when he failed to show up for the team's first voluntary workout. The coach was given no explanation.
Nicks' agent, Peter Schaffer,...
New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nick is qualified to become a leader for the team.
He’s won a Super Bowl with them, fought through injuries, and now he’s the oldest player in the group.
The Giants think a lot of Nicks, so much so they won’t pay the ultra productive Victor Cruz more that what they will eventually re-sign Nicks for.
They see him as the leader of the receiving...
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, free agent wide receiver Ramses Barden might re-sign with the Giants after testing the open market.
Barden, the Giants’ third-round pick in 2009, is heading back to the New York area and will take a physical with team doctors on Thursday, the Daily News has learned. And if all goes well for the unrestricted free agent, according...
Aaron Curry never lacked motivation during a four-year career at Wake Forest in which he received the Butkus Award as the nation’s finest linebacker in 2008, but something happened when he went to the NFL.
I remember NFL Scouts like Mike Mayock saying that he was the can’t miss pick, and he turned out to be one of the biggest busts in Seahawks history. He has since been cut by...
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Giants have re-signed wide receiver Ramses Barden.
Ramses II is official. Barden has officially signed back with the Giants, according to a source. #NYG
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) May 23, 2013
Even though Barden is now back, it doesn’t mean he’ll make the Giants final roster.
Need NFL Tickets?
When the offseason began, it appeared that there was little
chance wide receiver Ramses Barden would return with the New York Giants.
However, Barden is heading to New York today and will take a physical with team
doctors. If all goes well, Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News reports a
deal could be agreed upon by the end of the day.
The Giants selected Barden in the third...
Apparently, Hakeem Nicks doesn’t understand that leaders lead. The New York Giants fifth-year wide receiver who is entering into the final year of his rookie contract, claims that he is ready to be a leader. That’s what he told reporters just last night in Manhattan: Via NYDN: Younger wideouts come up to him and ask him questions about “their routes, stuff about the offense...
New York wideout Hakeem Nicks, who had a knee scope earlier this offseason, told Ralph Vacchiano he's "feeling as good as I've felt in awhile."Fantasy Spin:That's great news for Nicks' fantasy owners and Eli Manning owners too. A healthy Nicks is a top-10 fantasy receiver. Now if the Giants can just get the Victor Cruz situation under control they can have...
New York Giants linebacker Aaron Curry admitted to the Newark Star-Ledger that he lost his focus after being drafted fourth overall by the Seahawks and earning a lot of money.
“Early in my career, I was just selfish and self-centered,” Curry said. “I was more about me than I was the Seahawks at the time. I was more focused on my own desires versus the franchise and the team...
The New York Giants have an open spot on their 90 man roster and may look to bring back a former Giant, Ramses Barden. Barden was a third round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and has spent his entire career with the G-men. Over four seasons he didn’t provide much to the team so when they wouldn’t offer much more then the league minimum Barden deiced to test the market. It was...
Hot News for FB Tom Coughlin