Giants co-owner John Mara reiterated his belief that restricted free agent Victor Cruz will get signed.
Mara is the voice of reason here. Cruz can't sign with any other team, leaving his only leverage play as a holdout through Week 10, a la Vincent Jackson in 2010. "I'm pretty confident that we'll end up reaching a deal with (Cruz)," Mara said. "This is not that atypical a situation. Player contracts, particularly with star players like Victor, can tend to drag on from time to time. I think we'll get it done." The next important date for Cruz is June 17. At that point, the Giants can reduce his one-year, $2.879M tender to $630,000.