Justin Tuck remains confident the Giants and Victor Cruz will strike a deal

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck told ESPNNewYork.com that Victor Cruz “did the smart thing” by signing his restricted free agent tender.

Tuck believes that Cruz signing his tender will help the Giants and his representatives get a deal done.

“I really think that is going to expedite things,” Tuck said. “I hope it does. Obviously, everybody wants to see Victor back and he is a huge part of our success. Hopefully everything works out and I think he did the smart thing.”

Even thought Cruz has been off training by himself this offseason, Tuck isn’t worried about what kind of shape he’s in.

“Everybody is going to talk about what he has done off the field this offseason,” Tuck said. “He is enjoying the limelight that he has created for himself and I can’t blame him for that. But I know his trainer and I know where he has been training every day.

“I keep tabs on a lot of people,” the defensive captain continued. “He will be ready to go. I am not even worried about it. And he has one of the best quarterbacks to ever play this game. Those guys will be on the same page.”

 

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