NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: VICTOR CRUZ, MARIO MANNINGHAM, AND MORE
Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants
fans! Let's tour the Inter-Google and find out what is being written and said
that might be of interest to you this morning.
Victor Cruz won't get a huge payday | National Football Post</a>
As Matt Bowen
recently pointed out, Victor Cruzís
performance in 2011 warrants a new deal.
However, the odds are against
the Giants wideout getting a new contract anytime soon. With the type of season
Cruz had, he would probably command over $8 million per year in the open market
on a deal similar to the ones signed by Sidney Rice ($41 million, 5 years, $18.5
million guaranteed) and <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1606/santonio-holmes">Santonio
Holmes</a> ($45 million, 5 years, $24.25 million guaranteed).
Unfortunately for Cruz, timing is everything and he has poor timing.
Reworking Cruzís contract isnít a huge priority for the New York Giants right
now. The team is more concerned with getting under the salary cap and free
agency. With the cap expected to remain relatively flat, the Giants have
$129,105,807 committed towards next seasonís cap. They need to re-structure
several contracts or release players to get under the cap by March 13th, the
start of the 2012 League Year.
Compounding matters is that twenty-four
players are headed for free agency, including several key contributors like Jake Ballard,
<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34493/mario-manningham">Mario
Manningham</a>, Aaron Ross and
<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2063/steve-weatherford">Steve
Weatherford." Read more...
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