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UPDATE: Colts not after Cruz; Tisch anxious

3/17/2013

The Giants are concerned about a team making an offer for restricted free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz, but the team isn't the Colts.

Colts owner Jim Irsay, who made cryptic tweets this weekend saying they were "very, very close" to making a deal for a wide receiver, told reporters Sunday night at the NFL meetings that Cruz isn't the target.

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

#80 WR
New York Giants

2012 STATS

  • Rec86
  • Yds1092
  • TD10
  • Avg12.7
  • Long80
  • YAC327

"It's not Cruz, no," Irsay said.

A little earlier, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said it was "probable" that another team would make a run at Cruz. He didn't say which team, but he said he's "anxious."

Irsay's tweets from late Saturday night put Giants fans on edge, fearing the Colts might be plotting a deal for Cruz. Giants officials have said they want the popular Cruz, a restricted free agent, to spend his entire career in New York. They gave him the first-round tender ($2.86 million), admittedly taking a "risk," as Giants co-owner John Mara recently termed it.

Mara said they made a "significant" offer to Cruz for a long-term deal. Slot receivers such as Wes Welker and Danny Amendola landed $6 million-a-year contracts in free agency, but Tisch told reporters he expects the potential Cruz offer to be north of $6 million per year.

Here were those earlier tweets from Irsay:

And from later on Sunday: