Had wide receiver Victor Cruz not signed his one-year, $2.879 million restricted free agent (RFA) tender, today would have been the day the New York Giants had the option of reducing his tender amount. And although many experts and pundits didn't anticipate Big Blue doing so, it turns out the team had every intention of exercising the option to slash his tender amount to $630,000. That decision is something Cruz and his agent, CAA's Tom Condon, were undoubtedly aware of and something they acted on accordingly. If they hadn't, the already negative negotiations could have turned into something much, much worse.
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