On Monday, New York Giants co-owner John Mara said a long-term deal with wide receiver Victor Cruz will eventually get done and that everyone needs to be patient. This was in stark contrast to General Manager Jerry Reese who recently said he couldn't assume Cruz would even be playing for the Giants in week one.
It's been a wild rollercoaster ride since day one, but there's a possibility it could all come to an end today. Or so John Clayton of ESPN reports.
"Cruz contract may be completed today," Clayton said on ESPN's Mike & Mike this morning.
Use of the word "may" suggests Clayton could just be throwing some stuff up against a wall based on Mara's recent comments and hoping it sticks. After all, this is coming from the same guy who once reported that Kendrell Bell would sign a deal with Big Blue, and from the same network that reported Eli Manning would miss several weeks with a shoulder injury.
All that said, it is certainly possible this comes to an end today and Cruz is signed to a long-term deal. It's also possible ESPN credits a breaking story to Jay Glazer, who undoubtedly reported it first. In other words, it's not likely, but not impossible either.
We could sit here and rehash the entire situation (ie. agent changes, alleged offers, guaranteed money, Jay-Z and RocNation, Tom Condon, etc.), but we feel you're probably pretty well caught up at this point.
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