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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 wouldnt cost him any money. Instead, current cap dollars (hes north of $20 million) would be pushed to future years, and Elis take-home pay wouldnt change.

Ive 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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