While there’s really no such thing as “close” when it comes to contracts — they either are or are not — it sounds like the Giants and wide receiver Victor Cruz are making progress.
Cruz told ESPN’s Josina Anderson he was hearing positive reports on the possibility of getting a long-term deal.
“I was excited to hear this weekend that contract talks are moving in the right direction,” Cruz said. “I heard there was some progress on the structure.”
As much as this one’s a natural fit for both sides, Cruz has every reason to want something done sooner rather than later.
He’s making just $540,000 this season, and outplayed that number a long time ago, meaning he’s accepting a significant financial risk if he’s injured before the deal is done.