Saturday, February 23, 2013
Notebook: Reese's bites
By Ohm Youngmisuk
INDIANAPOLIS -- Giants general manager Jerry Reese spoke with the media on Saturday and touched on a number of topics.
Here are some highlights from his session with reporters:
On where the Giants stand salary cap-wise and if he needs to clear more cap space for free agency: "Well, you always need more cap room. Right now, we’re in pretty good position. Would probably like to be in better position, but we’re OK."
On where negotiations with Victor Cruz and a possible contract extension stand? "Really nothing to report right now with respect to that. All of our contracts, guys, it’s really nothing to share with the media, so I don’t have a lot of comments about where we are with contracts."
On John Mara's comments that the Giants likely will not use the franchise tag: "We keep all our options open. John and Steve Tisch own the team, they can say whatever they want. But I would like to say we would like to keep all of our options open with respect to that."
On whether there will be more tough cuts before free agency to clear more cap space: "I’m not sure. I’m not sure. We’ll see."
On whether it is fair to expect those two back: "I have no comment on that as well."
On how he would describe Justin Tuck’s play over the last year, and if he is looking to do anything to try to get him to be more productive: "Obviously Justin hasn’t played as well as we think he can play and what kind of player he has shown to be in the past. And he knows that. Justin and I recently had a really long conversation and talked about some of those things and he really wants to get back to the old Justin Tuck and be the player that we know him to be. So hopefully he can get healthy and have a good offseason and get back to his old form."