Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/12/13
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz most likely will bypass reporting for the start of the teams off-season workouts, but that shouldn’t interfere with his long term goals and location. Yahoo Sports is reporting that Cruz’s new relationship with Roc Nation Sports and most importantly Jay Z are going to work in the Giants favor when it comes to contract negotiations. “[Cruz] told his agents not to sign him with another team because he wants to work with Jay-Z,” a source said. “There might have been a couple of teams interested, but he didn’t want to go anywhere.” The Giants did not respond to Yahoo! Sports for a comment on the situation. Cruz has a little bit of dilemma in terms of who now holds all the leverage in this contract situation.  Cruz and Roc Nation are well aware of that fact that he will benefit most from endorsement and marketing deals in New York. The Giants are aware of that as well and now may not be in such a rush to give Cruz the deal he wants.  Jay Z’s influence could potentially have Cruz take a lesser deal from the Giants with the promise that Cruz can make that money up in other avenues.
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