Giants receiver Victor Cruz could still hold out from the start of training camp if the team doesn’t give him the long-term contract he wants. But the Giants apparently don’t think that’s going to happen.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that there’s a high degree of confidence that Cruz and the Giants will come to an agreement on a long-term extension before training camp begins.
“Everybody I’ve spoken to expects that deal to absolutely get done, to a 100 percent degree of certainty, that Victor Cruz will have a new contract by the time the Giants open training camp,” Mortensen said on NFL Live.
Cruz is almost certain to show up by August 6, as holding out beyond that would cost him the opportunity to become an unrestricted free agent in 2014. But it sounds like the Giants are very confident that this contract negotiation will be over before August, and that Cruz will be locked in for the long term within the next few weeks.