Victor Cruz told WFAN radio on Tuesday that he hopes to remain with the New York Giants, his “home” team and the only NFL one he has ever played for. He knows, however, that it might not happen.
“I feel good about my chances of coming back,” the Paterson, N.J. native said. “I’ve just got to go into this understanding all aspects of it and then at the same time making the best decision for me and my family.”
Cruz, 30, caught 39 passes after missing a season-and-a-half with injuries. He carries a $9.4 million cap hit next season. The Giants could choose to cut Cruz and save $7.5 million against the salary cap, or ask him to take a pay cut for the second straight year.
Cruz said he would not retire should the Giants choose not to bring him back.
“Football will continue for Victor Cruz,” he said.
Cruz also spoke about the Miami trip and Odell Beckham Jr. during the interview with Mike Francesa.
Olivier Vernon balances reality and hope in plea to reunite D-line | New York Post
“I wish we could all stay together, but that’s the nature of the beast, we won’t,’’ Vernon said of the defense. “If we can have the majority of the guys stay together, that would be big for us, but guys got to do what they got to do, they got to take care of their families and themselves. See how it goes.’’
Casserly: Coughlin has to fight urge to micromanage | NFL.com
"Everyone has to understand their roles and the roles have to be clearly defined," Casserly said on Good Morning Football Tuesday. "It (Coughlin’s new job with the Jacksonville Jaguars) can work, it worked in Miami when Bill Parcells was the football czar there. Coughlin is a tremendous resource. He's a great coach and a great mind. What he's going to have to do is fight the itch to be a micromanager, which can be a problem. Vince Lombardi years ago couldn't do it when he was in that role as a Packer. But, he's got a good football coach. He's got a good general manager. And there's the common ground of Parcells between Marrone and Coughlin, so they've got some history they can relate to.”