Victor Cruz's window as a restricted free agent has officially closed as of midnight.

And, following the precedent of a typically slow restricted free-agent marketplace, no team is known to have signed the Giants receiver to a competing offer sheet -- a development which, had it happened, the team almost certainly would have announced.

What does that mean? The passing of this deadline, at this point, is somewhat of a formality, though when the Giants applied a one-year, $2.879 million first-round tender to Cruz in March, co-owner John Mara admitted the club was "taking a risk."

Ultimately, no other team was willing to give up a first-round pick plus pay Cruz's yearly asking price.