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New York Giants’ news, 1/11: Victor Cruz hoping to stay with Giants

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Wide receiver knows that might not happen, won’t retire if it does

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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.

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