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But the wide receiver said during his weekly spot on WFAN that both sides opted to put contract talks aside during the season after "agreeing to disagree."
"It got tabled for a couple weeks, mainly because of the two sides agreeing to disagree at the same time," Cruz said. "So it had been tabled for a couple weeks, but now that the season’s over and the statistics are what they are, I think we’re going to get back and pick up the pen again and see what we can do."
Cruz had said earlier in the season that parameters of an extension were in place. But neither side could come to an agreement on an extension.
Cruz finished the season with 86 receptions for 1,092 yards and 10 touchdowns and is heading to the Pro Bowl. He will be a restricted free agent in 2013 but remains positive about a long-term deal.
"Obviously, you never know, it’s all negotiations, but I feel positive that I’m gonna be in New York for a very long time," he said. "And I feel positive that myself and my agents will get something done with the management of the Giants.
"I feel comfortable where we’re at," Cruz added. "I think I’ve done enough to show them I’m a good guy on and off the field, and that I’ve done everything positive up until this point to prove that I’m somebody that the organization will want to keep around for a long time. I’m positive things will come around and a positive outcome will come out of all this."
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