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Eli Manning believes Victor Cruz will be a Giant in 2013

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Until the April 19 deadline to negotiate with other teams’ restricted free agents passes or Victor Cruz signs a deal with the Giants, there will be whispers about the possibility that the wide receiver will wind up on another team.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning doesn’t believe that will happen. During an interview with WFAN in New York on Wednesday, Manning said that he has spoken with Cruz and made plans to start working out with a player that the quarterback expects will be catching his passes in 2013.

“I do, I do. I think (that’s) what I have to believe and what I want to believe, just because he’s such an important part of our offense,” Manning said. “I think he wants to be in New York, you know, in his hometown. So I hope it all works out.”

Given the fact that NFL teams have recently been as interested in pursuing restricted free agents as they have been in charging less than full price for exhibition games played by guys who will be driving UPS trucks in a week’s time, Manning’s belief is easily justified.

If another team did break ranks and make a play for Cruz, the Giants might have to scramble to find the money needed to match the deal. Restructuring Manning’s contract would be one possible way to make that happen, but Manning said there have been no talks on that front to this point.

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22 Responses to “Eli Manning believes Victor Cruz will be a Giant in 2013”
  1. h3min1230 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:46 AM

    He’ll be a Jaguar in the next 24 hours.

  2. commonsensedude says: Mar 20, 2013 10:49 AM

    True justice would come if Victor Cruz gets signed by the Redskins and catches the game-winning touchdown that helps the Skins knock Mara and the Giants out of the playoffs for the second year in a row.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 20, 2013 10:53 AM

    Redskins World Order #WeareinControl
    RGIII The biggest name in Professional Football.

  4. jjb0811 says: Mar 20, 2013 11:05 AM

    St. Louis should trade a 1st round for him and then take the ‘bama back with the other. LT, RB, & deep speed WR. That’s an offense that can put up points.

  5. spedman24 says: Mar 20, 2013 11:29 AM

    Gotta hope a team comes in and blows him away. Giants have had wayyyyyy too much luck lately — it’s also funny how close Mara & Goodell are. There are even whispers that the main players in making Dallas & Washington lose cap money (for what they did in the UNCAPPED year), was Mara and the giants front office…

  6. grogansheroes says: Mar 20, 2013 11:43 AM

    Isn’t that what Brady said about Welker?

  7. andylucksneck says: Mar 20, 2013 11:44 AM

    Eli is the second worst MVP next to flacco.

  8. bomat761 says: Mar 20, 2013 11:57 AM

    Victor Cruz will be a Giant for a very long time. Don’t hate, Giant’s will be on top of the NFC East for a long time to.

  9. cmonelisha says: Mar 20, 2013 12:37 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 20, 2013 10:53 AM

    Redskins World Order #WeareinControl
    ________
    if your going to troll at least learn to spell.

    ……………………

    andylucksneck says:
    Mar 20, 2013 11:44 AM

    Eli is the second worst MVP next to flacco.
    ______
    which one of his mvp seasons!! :)

    HTTG!- aka the team who actually wins superbowls!

  10. cmonelisha says: Mar 20, 2013 12:39 PM

    andylucksneck says:
    Mar 20, 2013 11:44 AM

    Eli is the second worst MVP next to flacco.
    ______
    which one of his mvp seasons!!

    HTTG!- aka the team who actually wins superbowls!

  11. anon5121 says: Mar 20, 2013 12:50 PM

    In an ideal world, Redskins fans would be blocked from commenting. They troll every article with nonsense. It’s tiresome. They are as jealous of Eli Manning as the Jets and Cowboys are. That’s just sad.

  12. sydneyjack says: Mar 20, 2013 1:03 PM

    There seems to be a lot of whining by the Redskins on this story. They got caught cheating and now all that stupid Daniel Snyder and his cronies do is whine. Snyder fits in with all the other criminals on the loose in the nation’s capital (I’m talking about the politicians).

  13. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 20, 2013 1:06 PM

    Skins fans and their bitterness is high comedy. Right along with the 273rd flop by Chris Paul this season last night.

  14. mhohmann says: Mar 20, 2013 1:17 PM

    True justice would come if Victor Cruz gets signed by the Redskins and catches the game-winning touchdown that helps the Skins knock Mara and the Giants out of the playoffs for the second year in a row.

    ———————–
    Justice? For what? Play by the rules like everyone else….The Cowboys aren’t whining like this.

  15. bomat761 says: Mar 20, 2013 1:34 PM

    With the way RG3 plays like Mike Vick, (sacrifice your body to stretch a possession) Washington will be lucky to get 3 more seasons out of him.

    Cruz will resign. No way he bolts.

    Oh, Cmonelisha, here’s you other “O” !

  16. bomat761 says: Mar 20, 2013 1:42 PM

    I’m keeping the “R”

  17. canesgiants says: Mar 20, 2013 1:59 PM

    True justice would come if Victor Cruz gets signed by the Redskins and catches the game-winning touchdown that helps the Skins knock Mara and the Giants out of the playoffs for the second year in a row.
    ===================================
    that would be funny if u guys had 18 more million dollars this year-

  18. canesgiants says: Mar 20, 2013 2:00 PM

    Gotta hope a team comes in and blows him away. Giants have had wayyyyyy too much luck lately — it’s also funny how close Mara & Goodell are. There are even whispers that the main players in making Dallas & Washington lose cap money (for what they did in the UNCAPPED year), was Mara and the giants front office…
    —————————————————
    wow welcome to 2013 corky–mara is the head of the competition committee that everyone except one team voted on the penalties.

  19. giantsfanbuteaglesownussoimaeaglesfan says: Mar 20, 2013 2:00 PM

    Eli – Hes gone. Time to make someone else famous. You did it with Smith, Ballard, Boss, revived Burress’ career, Shockey, Mannningham . . . the list goes on. Question is; what are they doing now, without you Eli? Nothing. You made them, don’t forget that you 2 time Superbowl MVP and Champion.

  20. skindlon926 says: Mar 20, 2013 3:25 PM

    All u skins fans are a joke! First of all your reading giants news so obviously your worried that cruz will b in ny another year to haunt u!!!! If I were u I would b more concerned with your prized qb bob 3.0….and what your gonna do a year from now when your nfl bottom feeders again cuz he’s as durable as a wet paper bag! And u know horse chomper shanahan will ensure his career is nice and short! Remember u were out of the race last year if the giants wanted it bad enough!which obviously they didn’t!

  21. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 20, 2013 5:56 PM

    2013 NFC EAST CHAMPS NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS !!!!!

  22. victorycruz says: Mar 20, 2013 7:26 PM

    The Washington Foreskin fans are funny!! They win the NFC East for the 1st time in forever, then they are one and done in the playoffs, also their horrible grass in their own stadium gets their own qb crippled. LOL!! They can only celebrate barely winning a division for the first time in over a decade, while us Giants fans celebrate World Championships. haha. Stay thirsty my friends

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