Sam SpiegelmanAnother high-ranking member of the Giants organization expressed optimism about the status of signing Victor Cruz.
This time it was Giants chairman Steve Tisch, who met with the media in Boston Tuesday at the NFL’s spring meeting.
Tisch echoed the sentiment of team co-owner John Mara when he said he was confident a deal could be struck. Quarterback Eli Manning also expressed optimism he could see his favorite target back on the field before OTAs.
“We’re talking. (Cruz’s agent) Tom Condon is talking to (Giants general manager) Jerry (Reese) and I’m personally confident that Victor wants to be a Giant, will be a Giant,” Tisch told USA TODAY Sports. “He’s a great guy. It’s just taking its time.”
Last week, it was reported that the two sides had been making progress. According to the report, Cruz lowered his contract demands. The wideout had began negotiations in search of No. 1 wide receiver-type money — worth about $10-11 million per year — but was now receptive to high-end slot receiver money — in the $8 million-per-year range.
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