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New York Giants' news, 2/21: Mara talks Cruz, Nicks

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Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks are 'both priorities' for the Giants, says owner John Mara. Also, Chris Snee has hip surgery.

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John Mara hopes Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz are both Giants 'for a long time' | NJ.com
"They’re both priorities for us. They’re both terrific players," co-owner John Mara said Thursday between meetings at the NFL Scouting Combine. "We hope they’re both Giants for a long time."

An ESPN report earlier this month said the Giants have prioritized Nicks, their first-round pick in 2009, over Cruz, the former undrafted free agent who posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and set a franchise record for single-season receiving yards in 2011.

"I don’t know where that came from; that’s not true at all," Mara said. "They’re both priorities for us."

Snee undergoes hip surgery - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
Snee, who recently turned 31, will be entering his 10th season and has missed only six starts in his career. Snee recently told Giants.com that he and his wife, Kate, have been contemplating his future.

"It started after the Super Bowl last year," Snee said last month. "That was when I physically felt shot. I said, 'If I went through that again, I would be done.' This year, it was just the hip; I got rolled up on. It was actually someone falling onto the back of my leg that did the damage. Other than that, I kept myself in great shape and, physically, I felt better than I have in two or three years.

"That being said, I’m getting older. And you can’t do the same things you could four or five years ago. If you’re looking for the same player I was when I was 26, you’re not going to find anyone who -- I’m 31 -- can do what they could do when they were 26. Do I still think of myself as one of the top guards? Yes, I do."

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