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Giants: Eli Would Restructure To Keep Cruz

Eli Manning will restructure his deal if need be.

?If the Giants want to work something out, I am always up for listening and figuring out what I can do to help the cause,? Manning said Wednesday night, via ESPNNewYork.com. ?That is kind of up to the Giants and what they want to do. I am always up for listening and doing whatever is best for the team to put us in a [situation] to win more championships.?

It helps that Cruz is now represented by CAA, which also represents Manning. So if getting a new deal with Cruz requires Manning to do a new deal, CAA can make that happen.

Of course, a restructuring from Eli wouldn?t cost him any money. Instead, current cap dollars (he?s north of $20 million) would be pushed to future years, and Eli?s take-home pay wouldn?t change.

?I?ve been sending a few texts to him. ?Yeah, hey, get this done. Make sure he stays with us,?? Manning said. ?Obviously I want Victor back with the Giants, and obviously right now he is [tendered].

Source: Mike Florio, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk


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