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Eli Manning hopes to see Victor Cruz soon

Eli Manning, Victor Cruz AP

Perhaps no one other than Victor Cruz has more vested interest in the Victor Cruz negotiations than Eli Manning.

And while the Giants’ quarterback has no insight into the negotiating process for his star wide receiver, he does have a preference.

We get into some real practices next week so hopefully as we get into those live going-against-the-defense practices he’ll get back in so we can get back to work,” Manning said, via Tom Rock of Newsday.

The Giants open OTAs on May 22, and as Florio mentioned last week, this time frame was deemed important in the contract talks already.

Manning also mentioned how Cruz not being there was helpful in cultivating other receivers, but it wasn’t as if he was taking a shot at Cruz for not being around. He was mostly discussing the benefit of reps for others, fully cognizant of Cruz’s unique value to their offense.

Manning is smart enough to know when to stay out of another man’s business, and has been careful to not instigate anyone throughout what could be a delicate process.

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16 Responses to “Eli Manning hopes to see Victor Cruz soon”
  1. dirtmcgirt24 says: May 13, 2013 9:04 PM

    Tiki Barber thinks Cruz is greedy

  2. dbones750 says: May 13, 2013 9:20 PM

    Eli is the smartest and greatest qb in the game today.

  3. logicailvoicesays says: May 13, 2013 9:34 PM

    The Giants will need all the help they can get as they fight with the Eagles and Cowboys to figure out which one of them gets to finish second behind the Redskins and pray for a wild card spot. It would help the Giants if they had an athletic QB who isn’t afraid to get hit and doesn’t turn the ball over and receivers who don’t hear footsteps and drop half the passes thrown to them, but that’s what the Giants are stuck with in Manning, Cruz and Nicks who can’t make it through half a season in one piece. HTTR.

  4. duncanthecat says: May 14, 2013 12:16 AM

    Pay the man.

  5. skns2thend says: May 14, 2013 12:31 AM

    Unbelievable. What are the giants thinking. Cruz’s contract is surely a giant one. But damn, he’s the man for the giants and Eli.
    I agree, pay the man.
    HTTR!!!

  6. edithpiaf51 says: May 14, 2013 12:50 AM

    Eli Manning is the best and he also has class. Eli as always has shown poise and class with the Cruz situaton. to the person that Eli is afraid to get hit, let me correct thee. Eli has never missed a game, played with extreme foot pain and other issues and never complained and also is not afraid to be hit, he is just not a neanderthal that needs to be aggressive. Eli is kind and sweet and does not need to show aggression to prove he is a great qb. Two superbowl rings is nothing to sneeze at.

  7. buddybowl69 says: May 14, 2013 2:35 AM

    Isn’t that sweet; Eli misses his boyfriend. And people were wondering how a gay NFL player would be received in this day & age, when all along people have been rooting for these two all this time.

  8. jackm79 says: May 14, 2013 6:36 AM

    Hey logical, your QBs lower leg is dangling by a twice repaired acl. Cant wait for next season when you don’t post anymore because your franchise is being led by Rex Grossman again. Dope…..

  9. mhohmann says: May 14, 2013 6:43 AM

    Cruz will make millions by being in NY that he wouldn’t make in KC or say Jax. Sign a reasonable deal so there’s room for Nicks to stay as well. JZ will take good care of him.

  10. stynzerman says: May 14, 2013 7:09 AM

    The Giants will need all the help they can get as they fight with the Eagles and Cowboys to figure out which one of them gets to finish second behind the Redskins and pray for a wild card spot. It would help the Giants if they had an athletic QB who isn’t afraid to get hit and doesn’t turn the ball over and receivers who don’t hear footsteps and drop half the passes thrown to them, but that’s what the Giants are stuck with in Manning, Cruz and Nicks who can’t make it through half a season in one piece. HTTR.

    What a Dumb Broad!

  11. iamapatsfan says: May 14, 2013 8:00 AM

    I think we are going to start seeing a change in the way slot WRs are paid. After Welker and Cruz and if Amendola (and Edelman, I’m sorry, can’t think of any other major slot WRs right now) really shines and doesn’t get injured, the slot WR is going to start seeing pay raises across the board.

    They may not be the guys that get all the TDs, but they are turning into the guys that get you into position to get the TDs and deserved to be paid as an integral part of the Offense.

  12. weaponx73 says: May 14, 2013 8:18 AM

    Pay the man. And for all the trash talkers save it for the season and get your the NFL is fixed tirade ready for when reality sets in. Meanwhile the Giants will do what they do collect rings #youtalkthetalk #we’llwalkthewalk

  13. larrydavid7000 says: May 14, 2013 9:07 AM

    Really.!!!!!! Who really thinks this guy is that great outside of NY. This guy is a J O K E. He had one good year 2 years ago and everyone thinks he’s the next WR. NOT.

  14. DonRSD says: May 14, 2013 11:01 AM

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

    Only team to win a Super Bowl in 4 consecutive decades.

    We are the model of consistency.

    ELI 4 MVP!!!

  15. justintuckrule says: May 14, 2013 2:02 PM

    Only team to win a Super Bowl in 4 consecutive decades.
    ————
    We get to brag about this awesome stat for a minimum of 16 more years! Isn’t life grand?

  16. edithpiaf51 says: May 14, 2013 7:33 PM

    buddybowl69 says: May 14, 2013 2:35 AM said “Isn’t that sweet; Eli misses his boyfriend. And people were wondering how a gay NFL player would be received in this day & age, when all along people have been rooting for these two all this time.”

    You really have issues. First of all Eli is happily married to Abby with a daughter Ava who are both beautiful. he is not gay. he is no more gay than YOU! do not pass judgment unless you want to back to you. stay out of Eli’s personal life especially when you cannot even get the facts straight.

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