As anticipated, the change in agents for wide receiver Victor Cruz has brought on a lull in activity. As of Thursday night, all remains completely and utterly silent in regards to the youngster and negotiations between he and the New York Giants. However, co-owner John Mara maintains the team would like him back, and that they've heard nothing about other teams showing significant interest.
“Not that I know of. Nothing to report,” Mara said of interest around the league. “But that doesn’t mean conversations aren’t going on.”
“Certainly we’ve done business with Tom Condon before,” Mara said. “I think the fact that he has our quarterback is maybe a good thing, but we’ll see. We’ll see. He’ll go out and try to get the best deal he can for Victor, and hopefully it will be with us.”
“Eli is a client of his, and we’ve had a great experience with Tom in terms of negotiating Eli’s deals,” Tisch said. “Tom is very familiar with our ownership, with the team, with [general manager] Jerry Reese, and I think it’s a win-win.”
Still, the Giants remain somewhat non-committal. Mara wouldn't say for certain that Cruz is a sure bet to return in 2013, admitting that he has "no idea how this is all going to play out," but was sure to mention how much he'd like him to return.
Although fans are anxious for some sort of resolution to this situation, they may want to relax and buckle themselves in for a long ride. These negotiations, and potential interest from other NFL teams, are a long, long way from being over.
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