Excerpt: ""Absolutely I think it'll get done," Coughlin said before signing copies of his new book, Earn the Right to Win, at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan on Tuesday.
"These things take time, as much as we'd all like them to happen now. It's a process."
That process could end up taking up to a year because Cruz isn't scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent until March, 2014. On March 12 he'll become a restricted free agent and the Giants, according to a source, are likely to give him a "first-round tender" worth $2.879 million. That would essentially take the 26-year-old off the open market for now since the Giants could then match any offer he receives and would be entitled to a first-round pick in compensation from the team that signs him if they don't." Read more...