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Differing reports on state of Victor Cruz negotiations

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning hopes to see wide receiver Victor Cruz at the team’s offseason workouts soon, a hope that was either fueled or held in check depending on what media outlet Manning uses for his daily updates.

If he read the New York Post, Manning would learn that contract talks were on the “two-yard line” and that “both sides just need to give a little bit” to get things into the end zone. Over at ESPNNewYork.com, though, the talks are described as “status quo.” The New York Daily News also hears that nothing is imminent between the two sides, but “that could change at any moment” because Cruz has lowered his contract demands from a reported $10-11 million annual salary.

Hearing from Cruz himself doesn’t do all that much to clear up the discrepancies.

“In a perfect world, I want to finish my career here,” Cruz said, via the Post. “I’m from here, born and raised in New Jersey. I wouldn’t want to play anywhere else. But I understand it’s a business and all of that. In a perfect world, this is where I’d like to be. I’d rather not answer any type of questions now, but it’s moving.”

PFT reported last week that the next 7-10 days were seen as important for getting a long-term deal done with Cruz, although there was no word on exactly why that was the case since there was no meaningful deadline until the Giants could slash Cruz’s offer on June 17. We’re nearing the end of that apparently vital stretch and, as you can tell, everyone’s taking a guess as to whether or not a deal will get done before the period is up.

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19 Responses to “Differing reports on state of Victor Cruz negotiations”
  1. logicailvoicesays says: May 15, 2013 8:24 AM

    Eli Manning can’t do anything against Jim Haslett’s brilliant Redskins defense, and Victor Cruz can’t either. Cruz can’t get off the line and is afraid to go over the middle against the Redskins. It is going to be another long season for the Giants watching the NFC East and Super Bowl champion Redskins. #RedskinstoogoodfortheNFCEast

  2. floratiotime says: May 15, 2013 8:34 AM

    Is there no news on Tebow? How about RG3? And what did Chip Kelly have for breakfast?

  3. buffalomafia says: May 15, 2013 8:57 AM

    Whats the hold up? He is a great receiver! He is better than most WR’s that get paid big money & he keeps his mouth shut!

    Im surprised New England didn’t grab him?

  4. j4man1 says: May 15, 2013 9:25 AM

    Well that is what happens when you think you are better than you really are. Loser!

  5. souldogdave says: May 15, 2013 9:41 AM

    Are redskins fans really this hard-up?

  6. east96st says: May 15, 2013 9:50 AM

    “Super Bowl champion Redskins”

    How the hell did Doc Brown get all of us into the DeLorean and why did he pick 1992?

  7. midgetssuck says: May 15, 2013 9:53 AM

    Manning one-upped the Washington Redskins’ rookie sensation with a pinpoint 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants overcame a late touchdown toss by Griffin to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23. Now that is logical.

  8. wryly1 says: May 15, 2013 9:59 AM

    Cruz isn’t trying to hold the Giants up or break the bank – just to get paid like other WR’s of comparable productivity and value to their team. Don’t know or understand why Giants are reluctant to do so.

  9. ncheelsboysfan says: May 15, 2013 10:19 AM

    Pay scale for Vets seems to be dropping generally this year and so, my guess is the giants are being careful. Cruz had a lot of drops last year compared to the one before as well. My guess is it will get worked out soon and he will get big bucks. Like him as a person and respect him as a talented receiver but as a DALLAS fan (in reality and not the lalaland LV lives in) I hope he keeps up the droppsies!

  10. jolink653 says: May 15, 2013 10:29 AM

    The Post is complete tabloid garbage; I wouldn’t trust a word they printed…I’d put a lot more stock in the other, more reliable sources but I’m sure they’ll get something done soon

  11. olhoss1884 says: May 15, 2013 11:16 AM

    I am sure he tried to sign already but he dropped the pen

  12. logicalvoicesaysneedswaybettercrazypills says: May 15, 2013 12:48 PM

    Soooo just so everybody knows logicailvoicesays is just a second rate wanna-be imposter of logicalvoicesays. Sad really.

    But back to the story at hand, Cruz will be a giant. There has been zero offers from other teams and I couldn’t be happier. Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuz salsa dancing in metlife forever!!!!

  13. zack2482 says: May 15, 2013 12:56 PM

    Hope you pay him big bucks and strap your team. There was no Salsa Dancing against Dallas last season and that is going to continue.

  14. harrisonhits2 says: May 15, 2013 1:12 PM

    “logicailvoicesays says:

    It is going to be another long season for the Giants watching the NFC East and Super Bowl champion Redskins. ”
    _____________________________

    Maybe you don’t realize it in your insanity, but you actually have to, you know, actually win the Super Bowl the previous season to be considered Super Bowl champions.

    Plus you might want to refer to Rex Ryan and guaranteed Super Bowl win predictions.

  15. baddegg says: May 15, 2013 1:20 PM

    Manning one-upped the Washington Redskins’ rookie sensation with a pinpoint 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants overcame a late touchdown toss by Griffin to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23. Now that is logical.

    —————

    And then the Redskins won the rematch and the division.

    Now that’s reality.

  16. pdidit09 says: May 15, 2013 1:51 PM

    If Washington even think they are going to SB they will need a healthy QB. As far as Victor, he is more intelligent than gifted. Can’t blame him for wanting more money than he is not an $11 million receiver for from it. He is getting the best contract he possibly can. Good for him. The next receiver to get $11-$12 or more will be DEZ Bryant, he is a BEAST. Now that he has matured never doubted his love for the game. He understands great talent in HS and College does not always translate to greatness in the NFL. he understands what is expected of him, not only does he wear the the great #88, but he wears that Famous “STAR” on his helmet. This year he will mentor Terrance Williams, Gavin Escabar, what an opportunity he has to further mature. Victor get your money baby, and get to OTA’s. I know you did not get to Salsa against us last year, but I love it against the Redskins and Eagles, GO VICTOR CRUZ

  17. gcsuk says: May 15, 2013 2:15 PM

    baddegg says:
    May 15, 2013 1:20 PM
    Manning one-upped the Washington Redskins’ rookie sensation with a pinpoint 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants overcame a late touchdown toss by Griffin to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23. Now that is logical.

    —————

    And then the Redskins won the rematch and the division.

    Now that’s reality.
    ———————————————————
    And went one and done in the playoffs, and had their starting QB/savior tear his ACL.

    Now THAT’S reality.

  18. myeaglescantwin says: May 15, 2013 3:01 PM

    with $20 + million in cap room,

    i would LOVE to see Chipper slip in and nab this guy.

    Not that he would be half as productive with our QB’s,,, but anything that makes the Giants weaker is a fine game plan.

    hell, i’m routing for him to move anywhere that’s not in the NFC east.

  19. skarfacci says: May 15, 2013 3:32 PM

    Don’t be stupid NY. I like them better than the overrated Jets. Cruz isn’t worth it. He’s a slot receiver. Let’s he how he does on the outside. Pulling the top DB every week.

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