Victor Cruz intends to re-sign with Giants

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It appears that entertainment mogul Jay-Z's budding influence on the sports world is about to help wide receiver Victor Cruz stay with the New York Giants.

Cruz, who has spent more than a year haggling with the franchise over a long-term deal, not only was moved to Creative Artists Agency through his relationship with Jay-Z, but has told at least two people that he plans to stay with the Giants long-term. Cruz, according to two sources, wants to take advantage of the business and marketing opportunities he envisions with Roc Nation, the marketing company Jay-Z (whose real name is Shawn Carter) founded.

"[Cruz] told his agents not to sign him with another team because he wants to work with Jay-Z," a source said. "There might have been a couple of teams interested, but he didn't want to go anywhere."

Fantasy Impact: 

It's an interesting bit of news that may decrease Cruz's leverage in negotiations, since the Giants now know he doesn't really want to sign elsewhere. Cruz knows he has a good situation in New York and now everyone else knows he knows it too.

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