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    Giants and Cruz Agree to Structure on New Deal

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It seems Victor Cruz may soon get that much-desired — and much-deserved — bump in pay.

    The Giants receiver made headlines last week when he told WFAN’s Mike Francesa he wanted to sign a contract extension this season. On Tuesday, Cruz said everything was “moving in the right direction.”

    That may be an understatement.

    “From what I hear, they’ve just agreed on the structure right now,” Cruz told Francesa. “And that’s all I’m at liberty to say.”


    The Giants owe a total of $540,000 to Cruz for his services this season, after which the star wide receiver would become a restricted free agent. Cruz said he’s been getting good news from his agent regarding negotiations.

    “Hopefully this leads to the right track and we’ll get it done sooner than later. … I’m happy so far, so I can just relax and play some football,” he said.

    The 25-year-old Paterson, N.J., native set a franchise record with 1,536 receiving yards in last year’s championship campaign. He has 52 receptions for 650 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games this season.

    Last week, NFL analyst and ex-offensive lineman Ross Tucker said Cruz should consider a midseason holdout until his new deal is done. That was met with a firm “never” from the popular wideout.

    Cruz, who voiced his desire for a new deal in February, vowed not to hold out of training camp, and sure enough he showed up on time in July. But he seemed to crack a bit for the first time Tuesday regarding future team activities.

    “I want to just get it done now and like I said, not have it be a distraction in the offseason where I’m not showing up to minicamp and things like that,” Cruz said. “I don’t want that to become an issue. So I just want to get it done early, as early as possible, and just put it behind.”

    Cruz said he wants to spend “a large majority, if not all” of his career in New York.

    A raise from Big Blue would be the first step.

    “I just love it here,” Cruz told Francesa. “It’s home, the people have embraced me. I just love this place so much. I don’t want to go anywhere, I don’t want to play for any other organization at this point in my life. I want to be a New York Giant for a very long time.”
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    Great news!

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    Yesss!
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    Can't wait to see the numbers. We are pretty screwed cap wise. That said, gotta keep a guy like Cruz. But seriously, we are screwed cap wise.

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    Awesome news!

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    lock him up

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    Oh boy....wonder what this means for the rest of the team. Happy to see him get the vote of confidence, but I'll be surprised if/when this is done before the end of the season.

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    Wow and he signed so early? I bet it was not a huge contract. Cruz is awesome!

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    Got to keep Nicks and JPP as well.

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    yesssssssssssssssir keep nicks and jpp and we are good
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    Giants and Cruz Agree to Structure on New Deal

    JPP for sure.

    Nicks is amazing but I think he becomes fair game for a trade after the season.

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    Giants and Cruz Agree to Structure on New Deal

    Wow ppl are quick to get rid of nicks. He's been hurt all year but he fights thru. I don't want him goin anywhere

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    Yeah Nicks, regardless of injury, is just as high a priority as Cruz. Maybe the injuries will knock down his pricetag though.

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    I'd love to keep Nicks and Cruz for years. I just have a feeling Reese will explore trading him after the season.

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    Reese rarely ever trades. End of next season Nicks will be a FA and if the injury pattern keeps up it should at least make him more affordable. If not, he'll be gone and I'll be pissed.

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