With the deadline for a restricted free agent offer sheet come and gone, Victor Cruz’s options are limited.
But Giants co-owner John Mara sounded an optimistic note Monday night, saying a deal for the wide receiver will happen.
“It will get done at some point,” Mara said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “Just be patient.”
That’s easy for Mara to say, his financial future is fairly secure.
Cruz is now limited to staying away or playing out this year on his $2.8 million tender — unless the Giants choose to replace on June 17 it with a 10 percent raise over last year (which would be $594,000).
Doing so would not help their efforts toward making him happy with a long-term contract, but at the moment, the leverage is theirs.
Mara didn’t comment further on the situation, and Cruz didn’t talk to reporters on his way into the same charity event.
But at the moment, there’s not a lot else to say.