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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tisch on Cruz: 'It's just taking its time'

By Ohm Youngmisuk

There was a lot of speculation last week that Victor Cruz was close to an extension with the Giants.

Looks like it's going to take some more time for both sides to come to an agreement.

"We're talking," co-owner Steve Tisch said at the NFL meetings in Boston according to USA Today. "(Cruz's agent) Tom Condon is talking to (general manager) Jerry (Reese) and I'm personally confident that Victor wants to be a Giant, will be a Giant.

"He's a great guy. It's just taking its time."

Again, there's really no rush right now for Cruz to sign a deal. Sure, he would like to participate in voluntary OTAs with his teammates. But he doesn't have to. Both sides are still talking and it certainly feels as if they will eventually reach a deal.

The Giants have a mandatory veteran's minicamp in June and the team also can reduce Cruz's one-year RFA tender from $2.879 million to $630,000 on June 17 if they choose to. But it would be surprising if they opted to take that tactic.