The are trying to get rid of Harvin because he is not the best team player.
The Pats refused to sign Welker. I'd be very surprised if they signed a more explosive, but similar player in Cruz.
Like I said. JR is confident in his ability to pluck quality WRs out of draft or undrafted guys that will fill the role nicely so we all know he has a set number for Cruz and Nicks and will not go above it. If other teams offer more he will not match it. He will let them walk. I'm sure they will try and resolve the Cruz issue prior to the draft and if not expect him to take a WR or two with some of our picks
If some how Cruz winds up on the Pats it will be a sound business move to help the Pats and not stick it to the Giants
If there not going to pay Welker why would they pay for Cruz?
I just heard on NFL AM that the only WR the Patriots have locked up right now is safety/WR/gunner Matthew Slater. I'm almost going to guarantee that Percy Harvin will be a Patriot next season and replace Wes Welker.