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  • Victor Cruz Expected to Seek $8 - 10 Million Per Season

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...qMvKqFlZLrp39M

    Excerpt: "Victor Cruz has done enough to convince the Giants he deserves to be wearing his No. 80 jersey and doing his salsa in the end zone for a long time. It is going to cost the Giants dearly, though, to get him locked up with a multi-year deal.

    Cruz is set to become a restricted free agent and hes not going anywhere, as the Giants know they cannot operate their offense without his skills at receiver. They would likely tender him on a one-year deal if they cannot agree on a long-term contract.
    After playing for the NFL minimums the past three years, Cruz wont come cheap, not after two outstanding seasons by a 26-year-old on the upside of his career. His asking price is expected to be somewhere between $8 million and $10 million per year. Cruz made $540,000 this season and the last two years he has been the greatest bargain in the league.

    I think I feel comfortable where were at, Cruz said yesterday on his weekly WFAN spot. I think Ive done enough to show them Im a good guy on and off the field and Ive done everything positive up until this point to prove that Im somebody the organization will want to keep around for a long time. Im positive things will come around and a positive outcome will come out of all this.


    Cruz has previously said he wanted a new deal in place before the end of the season and revealed weeks ago that he believed the structure for such a deal was in place. Talks, he reported, got tabled for a couple weeks mainly because the two sides agreeing to disagree at the same time. Now that the season is over and the statistics are what they are I think were gonna get back and pick up the pen again and see what we can do.
    Cruz is one of 22 free agents for the Giants to sort through but he figures to be a top priority. Fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks was slowed all season with foot and ankle issues, allowing opposing defenses to swing the attention to Cruz. Still, he caught 86 passes for 1,092 yards and 10 touchdowns, all team highs. He hasnt missed a game in two years.

    A year ago, the free agent market produced some hefty salaries for receivers and Cruz will benefit from that spending spree. After all, he compares favorably to DeSean Jackson (five years, $47 million), Robert Meachem (four years, $25.9 million) and Pierre Garcon (five years, $42.5 million). Cruz two-year totals (168 catches, 2,628 yards, 19 touchdowns) are better than any two seasons put together by Vincent Jackson and he signed a five year, $55.6 million mega deal with the Buccaneers." Read more...

  • RoanokeFan
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    Originally posted by Ruttiger711 View Post
    Agreed - but I would prefer saying "I told you so" to his highlights on an AFC team.
    A stick in the eye is way better lol

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  • Ruttiger711
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    Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    I do indeed as that would be a bad decision ASSUMING he's not asking for the world.
    Agreed - but I would prefer saying "I told you so" to his highlights on an AFC team.

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  • RoanokeFan
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    Originally posted by Ruttiger711 View Post
    Thats the second time Ive seen you say that.... if we lose Cruz you really want to be sure we eat **** for it eh?
    I do indeed as that would be a bad decision ASSUMING he's not asking for the world.

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  • giants8493
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    Originally posted by Riverboat76 View Post
    I'd swear you were trolling, but trolls are usually a lot more clever.
    Now tell me how you really feel.

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  • Riverboat76
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    Originally posted by giants8493 View Post
    I think your confusing free agency and trading. I know it is very complicated to the uneducated or casual fan. Its ok that you don't get it. But I have explained this far to many times...
    Go ahead let it all out though. You will feel a lot better.
    I'd swear you were trolling, but trolls are usually a lot more clever.

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  • giants8493
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    Originally posted by Riverboat76 View Post
    And while were at it, lets trade Eli, Barden & Jernigen for Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson. Trade our 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picks this year to the Raiders for next year's #1 pick so we can draft Clowney. Sign Bowe for the league minimum and use a time machine to bring 1986 Lawrence Taylor to the future. Seriously, some of the stuff I'm reading here is like stuff I hear on WFAN when fans call in to discuss some of their potential trade scenarios. HOW DOES THIS ONE SOUND MIKE: MARK SANCHEZ AND A 5TH ROUNDER FOR ANDREW LUCK?
    I think your confusing free agency and trading. I know it is very complicated to the uneducated or casual fan. Its ok that you don't get it. But I have explained this far to many times...
    Go ahead let it all out though. You will feel a lot better.

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  • Riverboat76
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    And while were at it, lets trade Eli, Barden & Jernigen for Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson. Trade our 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picks this year to the Raiders for next year's #1 pick so we can draft Clowney. Sign Bowe for the league minimum and use a time machine to bring 1986 Lawrence Taylor to the future. Seriously, some of the stuff I'm reading here is like stuff I hear on WFAN when fans call in to discuss some of their potential trade scenarios. HOW DOES THIS ONE SOUND MIKE: MARK SANCHEZ AND A 5TH ROUNDER FOR ANDREW LUCK?

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  • Riverboat76
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    Originally posted by giants8493 View Post
    I figured as much. It takes a lot of frustration to insult someone that you have never even met. I pity you and you have my sympathy.
    Thanks. And you're still an idiot.

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  • Ruttiger711
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    Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    Even with the tag, Cruz could easily get a higher offer from a team willing to give up a 1st round pick for a proven winner. Reese is practical and wise, he will do what's right the the team, no more, no less. If Cruz gets/takes a better offer, I honestly hope it's within the Division.
    Thats the second time Ive seen you say that.... if we lose Cruz you really want to be sure we eat **** for it eh?

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  • giants8493
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    Originally posted by 2013BigBlue
    Bowe would be too expensive probably...but wow, that would be awesome
    Thats what im saying man. Wow that would be awesome.

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  • RoanokeFan
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    Originally posted by Harooni View Post
    maybe 5-6mill a season , i dont see 2-3 like some are thinking. back to back 1000 yard seasons , im willing to bet some teams would give up thier first round pick for him. sometimes its better to go with what you know then gamble on a rook.
    Even with the tag, Cruz could easily get a higher offer from a team willing to give up a 1st round pick for a proven winner. Reese is practical and wise, he will do what's right the the team, no more, no less. If Cruz gets/takes a better offer, I honestly hope it's within the Division.

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  • Morehead State
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    Originally posted by Harooni View Post
    maybe 5-6mill a season , i dont see 2-3 like some are thinking. back to back 1000 yard seasons , im willing to bet some teams would give up thier first round pick for him. sometimes its better to go with what you know then gamble on a rook.
    As I said in my post, that's where I think it will end up.

    However it turns out...he will be a Giant.

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  • Harooni
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    Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
    No one is saying that we'll pay him a "modest wage".
    But we will resign him with a nice contract that won't blow up our cap situation. As I said, something like 4 years, $25-28MM with $12 to $15MM guaranteed.
    We still have a lot of leverage given his restricted FA status.
    maybe 5-6mill a season , i dont see 2-3 like some are thinking. back to back 1000 yard seasons , im willing to bet some teams would give up thier first round pick for him. sometimes its better to go with what you know then gamble on a rook.

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  • BeatYale
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    Productively playing out their initial contract is a huge blessing for these guys. They get to cash in on their success by securing as much money as possible in a league where contracts can be terminated prematurely. Fans usually leave that part out when they hint that a player should play for cheaper than market value to show loyalty to his team. If he had already played out a lucrative contract he'd be in a better position to play for less. All it takes is one bad hit or collision to end a career though. Heck, I thought this season Cruz was lucky enough to walk off the field with some of the crazy hits he took to his legs and that brutal hit in the end zone against the Steelers. I completely understand him wanting as much as he can get. He's earned it.

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