Victor Cruz Rumors: Giants Star Smart to Demand No. 1 WR Money

March 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Suffice it to say, Victor Cruz’s offseason has likely gone far differently than the star receiver expected.
Heading into the offseason with his train-robbery rookie contract finally ending—Cruz made only $1.25 million during his first three NFL seasons—it finally seemed like the New York Giants would have to open their checkbook. Sure, Cruz was a restricted free agent and the Giants could simply tender him for a cheap $2.88 million non-guaranteed salary.
But they wouldn’t do that and risk alienating their best receiver, right? And if they did, the two sides would at least be working on a long-term deal to give Cruz his rightful payday, right?
Well...not so much. The Giants did tender Cruz at a first-round level this week, meaning any team who signs the restricted free-agent would have to give up their top pick in April’s draft. However, the team has not negotiated whatsoever with Cruz thus far, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapo...

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