Found June 05, 2013 on Overtime:
With no Hakeem Nicks or Victor Cruz at the Giants “voluntary” organized team activities, the former second-round pick, from the 2012 NFL Draft, wide receiver Rueben Randle now has all the chance in the world to showcase the talent that he showed while at LSU. The 6’2″, 208-pound former-Tiger earned All-SEC first-team honors during 2011 where he posted 53 catches for 917 receiving yards along with eight touchdowns in a run-first offense.’s Mike Mayock considered Randle to be first-round talent and it became quite the luxury when he fell to the Giants at the end of the second round during that draft. Randle obviously did not get much of a chance to showcase himself during his rookie year after initial struggles to grasp the Giants’ offensive philosophy — which is expected as offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride runs one of the more complicated offensive schemes in the NFL. It is an offense that had Amani Toomer say, prior to Super Bowl XLVI, that it cannot be beaten when all c...

Report: Hakeem Nicks told the Giants he wasn’t going to attend OTA’s

According to, even though New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin claims that he expected Hakeem Nicks to show up for OTA’s, a source close to Nicks says that he told the Giants he wouldn’t be showing up. Per a source with knowledge of Nicks’ situation, the first-round pick who’s entering the final year of his rookie deal told the team he wouldn’t be...

Hakeem Nicks’ agent on his client missing OTA’s: “It’s a great day to be alive.”

Peter Shaffer, the agent of New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks didn’t have much to say when he was asked about his client missing OTA’s. “It’s a great day to be alive,” replied Shaffer, per Andrew Brandt of ESPN. Shaffer knows the Giants are going to need Nicks to show up with Victor Cruz holding out.  The only problem is that if Nicks skips mini-camp and training...

Feeling is Hakeen Nicks will report to mini-camp

Accoriding to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, the feeling around the New York Giants locker room is that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will show up for next week’s mini-camp. The sense in NYG locker room is that Hakeem Nicks will attend mandatory minicamp which begins Tuesday. — Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) June 6, 2013 I would truly be shocked if Nicks didn’t show up...

Victor Cruz needs to sign a new contract by June 17th

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the deadline for Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz to sign a new contract is June 17th.  If he doesn’t sign by then, he’ll be forced to play under his restricted free agent tender for the 2013 season.  Both sides would then be forced to work on an extension after the season. As for Cruz, the reality is big contracts rarely...

Giants rumors: Victor Cruz talks ‘moving slowly’

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is electing to hold out in hopes of signing a new contract with the team. While contract negotiations are ongoing, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that they are “moving slowly.” Talks have moved slowly throughout the offseason, as Cruz and the Giants haven’t been able to agree on the wide receiver’s value. While New York...

Eli Manning clearly isn’t happy with Nicks and Cruz missing OTA’s

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was hoping that his workouts with both Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks at Duke wouldn’t have been the last time he’s seen them. “I was just really hoping (the Duke workouts) would be a little starter course to the spring, not a substitute for what we’re doing on the field right now,” Manning said, per the New York Daily News. “This...

Victor Cruz says he has no plans for a reality TV show

Victor Cruz shot down reports that he was engaged in talks regarding starring in a reality television show and took to his Twitter account to clarify the false reports. "This is truly God testing me for something much bigger," Cruz tweeted. "Never EVER doing a reality show. Nor am I in talks for one." That was after Cruz was quoted Monday as saying he was...

Victor Cruz Optimistic Regarding New Deal with Giants

According to the New York Daily News, both the Giants and Victor Cruz's camp remain optimistic that a deal with be reached.Fantasy Spin:The News said that "it's a pretty good bet" that the two sides will agree before June 17, when the Giants can reduce Cruz's tender offer from $2.879 million to $630,000.

Tom Coughlin Expects Hakeem Nicks to Make Minicamp Next Week

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin expects wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to make next week’s minicamp, mainly for the fact that its mandatory, but still he expects him to be there even though he hasn’t made it to the voluntary OTA’s. “We have a mandatory camp…I would expect that he would be here,” Coughlin said. By all accounts Coughlin has yet to talk to Nicks, and...

Eli Manning disappointed in absence of Cruz and Nicks at OTAs

It's very rare that you find Eli Manning wearing his feelings on his sleeve but it doesn't mean the New York Giants quarterback won't express disappointment with just a few words. That's the notion teammates are getting after neither of Manning's favorite targets — Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks — have shown up for any of the Giants' off-season workouts...

Eli has had enough. Wants his receivers back

Looking around and tossing the ball to Louis Murphy and Ramses Barden isn’t good enough for Eli Manning. Sure, Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz missing OTA’s gives an opportunity for younger guys to get in some extra work with the New York Giants quarterback, but Eli isn’t a happy camper, and is done staying quiet about his teammates not showing up to the voluntary team workouts...
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