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New York Giants' news, 6/4: Victor Cruz, Mt. Rushmore voting, more

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What stories are making news today around the New York Giants and the NFL?

Hall of Famer Deacon Jones died Monday
Hall of Famer Deacon Jones died Monday
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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Tuesday morning links.

Cruz talks moving slowly | ProFootballTalk

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, talks between the team and the holdout receiver are occurring, but moving slowly.

There’s a chance that the negotiations will intensify as June 15 approaches.

There’s also a chance the Giants will yank Cruz’s $2.879 million tender and replace it with a salary of less than $600,000. That’s regarded as highly unlikely, however, since it would inflame the situation and set the stage for a holdout that could last into the regular season.

Voting ends today for Giants, Eagles Mt. Rushmores | ProFootballTalk
The Pro Football Talk Mt. Rushmore series began Monday, with both the Cowboys and Redskins. On Tuesday, we continue with another pair of franchises that have storied histories: the Giants and the Eagles.

Deacon Jones, Hall of Fame defensive end, dies at 74 - NFL.com
Deacon Jones, the Hall of Fame defensive end considered by some to be the greatest defensive player in NFL history, died at the age of 74, the Washington Redskins announced Monday night.

Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly has jawbone cancer - NFL.com
Former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. The Hall of Fame passer, who's battling Squamous-cell carcinoma of the upper jawbone, is set to undergo surgery Friday.

Chip Kelly slowing down Philadelphia Eagles' tempo - NFL.com
We all know that Chip Kelly wants the Philadelphia Eagles to move fast. But quarterback Michael Vick says his new coach has tapped the brakes on up-tempo drills in order to get things right.