It’s sounding like Tom Coughlin is reaching his breaking point regarding the Victor Cruz contract situation.
On the very first day of the mandatory mini-camp for the team, the team’s restricted free agent wide receiver was again, a no-show to camp, just like he was for the team’s OTA’s last week, and it’s something Coughlin spoke on Tuesday with reporters.
“I’ve been optimistic since Day 1 but it hasn’t gotten me anywhere, has it?” Coughlin said after the first practice of the Giants’ three-day minicamp. “I’ll just continue to be (optimistic). But the clock is running. This is something that at least he could’ve benefited by, if nothing else, this minicamp. But you have to realize that there is no contract at this time. So without a contract he’s not going to be here.”
“I like to think that I can control everything, and that I can have something to do with making sure that something gets done that I think would be beneficial to everyone,” Coughlin said, via Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger. “And certainly I believe that about Victor. We want Victor to be a Giant until the end of his career, but obviously he and his people, his agents, they’ve got to make that call. It’s a little bit frustrating in that you’d like to have it done, that’s all.”
“It has to be a concern because when the restricted free agency period is over, you would hope that things would move fast,” Coughlin said Monday on WFAN, via the New York Post. “What we want is exactly what I said the other day. We want a win-win. We want Victor to be proud to be a New York Giant, proud of his contract.”
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