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New York Giants' news, 4/16: Justin Tuck, Victor Cruz and more

Here are a few of the story lines circulating today as the New York Giants have begun off-season workouts.

Justin Tuck
Justin Tuck
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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Tuesday morning links.

Justin Tuck promises bounce-back season with New York Giants -
"For me, this year is going to be all or nothing," Tuck told NFL Network. "I mean that in the sense that I'm going to do all that's in my power to be in the right place mentally and try to convey that to my teammates. I might not have done the best job I could do in that situation in past years. But I'm in a great (mind-set) right now, I really am. I can't remember a time when I was this overjoyed to get back to work."

"I'm not going to place any limits on myself; I think I can be better than 2010," Tuck said, referring to a season during which he recorded 11.5 sacks and forced six fumbles. "But me saying it isn't going to get it done. It starts with getting my butt in here and working my butt off with my teammates to get back to that level of conditioning and get back to that level of strength."

Victor Cruz not present as New York Giants hold first offseason workout because he’s still not under contract with team -
No Victor Cruz. No big deal. It makes little sense for Cruz to show up at the Giants’ facility until his contractual uncertainty is cleared up. In order to participate, he would first have to sign an injury protection waiver, which is what running back Andre Brown, another restricted free agent, did. Brown, who was in attendance on Day One, though, is coming off a season cut short by a broken leg and will sign his $2.02 million tender sometime soon.

Right to Win: Q. and A. With Tom Coughlin -
Coughlin: "We have people who are capable of playing better than they played last season, and that is the challenge, and I’m confident that those people, Tuck (Justin) and JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul ) and the other players up front, will play better."

Andre Brown signs injury protection agreement with Giants | ProFootballTalk
Running back Andre Brown is also a restricted free agent that hasn’t signed his tender, but it looks like he’ll be joining the other Giants at the team’s facility in New Jersey. PFT has learned that Brown signed an injury protection agreement with the team, which will allow him to work out with the team without having a signed contract. Brown was tendered at the second-round level by the Giants, which means he’s in line for $2.02 million in the 2013 season.

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