When the deadline for Victor Cruz to receive an offer sheet from another team came and passed more than 10 days ago, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin believed a contract resolution would happen in short order. "It has to be a concern because when the restricted free agency period is over, you would hope that things would move fast," Coughlin said Monday on WFAN, via the New York Post. "What we want is exactly what I said the other day. We want a win-win. We want Victor to be proud to be a New York Giant, proud of his contract." Cruz has yet to sign his $2.879 tender. He reportedly had been seeking a new deal in the $10 million-per-season range, while the Giants' number is closer to $7 million. "We are not mad at Victor," general manager Jerry Reese said Monday, via ESPNNewYork.com. "Victor is not upset with us. It's just business. And we are hoping things work out." The dynamic slot receiver's choices boil down to signing the tender and staring at free agency next season, taking the $7 million per season, or holding out and trying to force the Giants' hand. The latter option rarely works against a franchise as fiscally responsible as the Giants, but that doesn't mean the head coach isn't getting impatient.
Tom Coughlin: Victor Cruz contract 'a concern'
NFL.com | Apr 30