Why New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz Is Making a Terrible Mistake

June 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Giants media attention this offseason has centered around wide receiver Victor Cruz and his ongoing contract quarrel with the team's front office.  After several weeks in which neither party gained any ground, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Friday morning that Cruz is ready to sign his first-round restricted free agent tender worth $2.879 million for one year of service.
Victor Cruz to me this morning, "I'm going to sign my tender today and will continue talks for a long-term deal before camp starts." #Giants
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 14, 2013  
As evident by Cruz's statement, the saga has not ended.  Cruz will be able to continue negotiating a long-term deal even after he signs his tender, but that doesn't mean he'll land one.  By signing his RFA tender, Cruz locks up nearly $3 million for the 2013 season, narrowly avoiding a meager $630,000 tender, which could have been activated by the Giants on Monday...

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