+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Moderator RoanokeFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    98,301

    VICTOR CRUZ A BARGAIN NOW, BUT MAYBE NOT IN 2013

    VICTOR CRUZ A BARGAIN NOW, BUT MAYBE NOT IN 2013

    "Adjusted Cap Number: $122.743 million


    Cap Room Remaining: $3.119 million




    Best Bargain: In what might be the biggest no-brainer in this entire
    series, wide receiver Victor Cruz was the best
    bargain on the New York Giants' roster last year and, barring an extension this
    season, will be one again in 2012. Cruz is coming off a breakout season in which
    he ranked
    ninth in the NFL
    with 82 passes for 1,536 receiving yards, the third-highest
    total in the league
    . Cruz was also tied
    for sixth
    with nine receiving touchdowns, while earning a $450,000 base
    salary. Cruz added another 21 receptions for 269 yards in the playoffs,
    including a touchdown in the Super
    Bowl
    , attaining another $172,000 in playoff earnings. This season, Cruz will
    earn $540,000 in base salary and will be a restricted free agent next
    offseason.




    Potential Camp Casualty: The Giants did some salary cap housekeeping
    earlier this offseason, restructuring the contracts of David Diehl, David Baas and Eli Manning to free up
    space. They also came through with new contracts for Osi Umenyiora and Mathias Kiwanuka.
    Several high-priced veterans either over or approaching 30 years old remain, but
    are too valuable on the field to part ways with. Corey Webster is the
    team's best cornerback and, after all the injuries at the position a year ago,
    the Giants are not going to release him to save $6.5 million in cap space. Antrel Rolle, Chris Snee, Michael Boley and Justin Tuck should be safe,
    too.




    One possible casualty is Chris Canty, whose release would save $6 million in
    cap space this season and $6.5 million in 2013. For that to happen, 2011
    second-round pick Marvin Austin, who spent
    all of last season on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle, would have to
    prove he's up for a big role this season. The club would also need to see much
    more than they've already seen from veterans Rocky Bernard and Shaun Rogers to part ways
    with a known commodity like Canty, who remains solid against the run.




    Contract Issue Looming In 2013: With Cruz set to become a restricted
    free agent in 2013, the Giants could have a Mike Wallace situation on their
    hands. The Pittsburgh Steelers rolled
    the dice and opted to not place the franchise tag on Wallace, who has yet to
    sign his tender and skipped the offseason workouts. The Giants could follow
    suit, but you never know when another team might decide a first-round pick is
    worth the gamble of signing Cruz to an offer sheet.


    Giants general manager Jerry Reese might also have decisions to make on the
    high-priced veterans over 30 from the section above. Those players are all under
    contract for next season and are not getting any cheaper or younger. The biggest
    issue, however, might be quarterback Eli Manning, whose restructured contract
    will call for a $13 million base salary and $20.85 million cap number in 2013.
    With the salary cap projected to be worth around $121 million in 2013, Manning
    is set to comprise 17.2 percent of the team's non-adjusted cap figure."
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


  2. #2

    Re: VICTOR CRUZ A BARGAIN NOW, BUT MAYBE NOT IN 2013

    Yeah, next year is going to be a little crazy with the cap space.

    And I'mr eally looking forward to have Cruz/Nicks here still

  3. #3

    Re: VICTOR CRUZ A BARGAIN NOW, BUT MAYBE NOT IN 2013

    I hate to see you go Osi.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts