There are several possibilities here. The simple fact that the status of one of the most important pieces of the offense is up in the air is enough for me to be slightly worried.Besides, Cruz has a way to minimize his risk. He can hold out until Week 10, sign the restricted free agency tender then, make $1.19 million for the balance of the year (which is much more than he has made in any one season during his career), and then become an unrestricted free agent in 2014 — or get more than $10 million under the franchise tag.
And personally, I don't see Condon's involvement as a positive at all. The guy negotiated the ridiculous Drew Brees contract. He's not going to budge.