Glad that crap is over. For now anyway.
Was always going to be the way. Gives Cruz a year to prove to the Giants he deserves the big pay day he wants. If we was to go out and get another 1000+ yards and 10 touchdowns...the guy would HAVE to be paid!
Wouldn't be surprised if we don't see a long-term deal until next off season.
We've also gone from having "major worries" at WR to arguably having one of the meanest receiving corps in the League.
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Tender is signed, hopefully he shows up to training camp.
MAYBE a long term deal? Seems unlikely, but you never know. Still have to see how Nicks pans out.
Also gives the Giants and JR a chance to work out who they want out of Nicks and Cruz - can't see them keeping both. I believe Rueben Randle will have a MAJOR say in that too!
It could be that he is willing to roll the dice this season to become a UFA next year. At which point we could franchise him. If we did that, it would be 2 years at an average of about $7.5MM./yr.
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