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While appearing on Sirius XM NFL radio, Giants WR Victor Cruz mentioned that there hasn’t been any progress made towards a long-term agreement with the two sides.
“We’re just waiting for them to come back to us … I’m not getting antsy at all,” said Cruz, per Ralph Vacchiano.
Given the lack of progress, it seems likely that the Giants are prepared to use their first-round restricted tender on Cruz, which will run them $2.879 million for the 2013 season.
While Cruz is the best restricted free agent this year, it’s still unlikely that another NFL team will try to pry Cruz away, despite the fact that the compensation for signing a restricted free agent is only a first-round pick this year. You could certainly argue that Cruz is worth a first-round pick, but the issue is actually related to leverage in negotiations. Once you’ve paid the Giants a first-round pick, Cruz and his agent in particular, know that you must get a deal done because the investment that you’ve already made. They can
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Giants WR Victor Cruz didn’t rule out the possibility that he could hold out for a new contact if talks regarding a long-term deal don’t progress in the coming months.
“I have no answer to that,” said Cruz when asked if he would be willing to hold out.
Cruz will be a restricted free agent in the next few months, but the two sides appear to be no closer to reaching an agreement...
Victor Cruz has outplayed his rookie contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Cruz wants a new deal, the Giants obviously want to give him a new deal, so whats the holdup.
Per the Star-Ledger, Giants co-owner John Mara wants a deal to get done, but says there’s a limit to everything.
“We certainly want him back, but like with any player, there’s a limit to...
Victor Cruz has by all means outplayed his rookie deal and deserves to be compensated for his surprising above average production. The New York Giants know this and by all means want to keep Cruz long-term. The problem comes with trying to determine how much is Cruz worth. Something that Cruz’s agent and the [...]
Two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning took exception to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco saying it was ‘retarded’ to have a Super Bowl in the NY/NJ area.
Manning went right at Flacco, pointing out his distaste for his verbiage, and the fact it has taken two Super Bowls for people not to mistake him for Peyton in New York City. He seemed a little ticked off that a...
New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora thinks head coach Rex Ryan and the Jets could be a good fit for him as he gets ready to test the free agent Market in March.
“Rex Ryan, when I was coming out of college he was with Baltimore at the time and he came down to work me out at Troy, he came to Atlanta, just me and him,” Umenyiora told the Post when asked about the Jets. “We...
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The New York Giants face the off season with several questions. One of those is whether or not 10 year veteran Osi Umenyiora will be able to come back. In years passed, this would be a simple decision. This time, however, it is a little more complicated.
Several factors go into the decision; salary cap limits, his asking...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says next year's Super Bowl at the stadium used by the Giants and Jets will ''have an impact on future decisions for open-air, cold-weather sites.''
Goodell said Friday at his pre-Super Bowl news conference that the league ''will be prepared for the weather factor'' for the Feb. 2, 2014, championship game in East...
Dan Graziano of ESPN doesn't expect the Giants to bring back defensive end Osi Umenyiora next season.Fantasy Spin:With Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck ahead of him on the depth chart, there's really no room for Umenyiora in East Rutherford anymore. The 31-year-old has 15 sacks in his last 25 games and probably won't have any difficulty finding a new team.
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