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Victor Cruz says contract talks “moving in right direction”

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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.

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9 Responses to “Victor Cruz says contract talks “moving in right direction””
  1. justintuckrule says: Oct 29, 2012 12:02 PM

    “meaning he’s accepting a significant financial risk if he’s injured before the deal is done”
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    talk about your understatement of the year. If he tears a knee (fingers crossed!), bye bye $20M signing bonus and he better tell his mom to paint the iron bars on her 1st floor Paterson windows because she’s gonna be staying there for awhile. PAY THE MAN!

  2. illinininer says: Oct 29, 2012 12:10 PM

    As you would expect I hate the Giants, but I have the utmost respect for the way Cruz handled this past offseason and contract negotiations. He is a high-class, high-character guy playing a position where that’s a rarity.

  3. rectumdamnnearkilledem says: Oct 29, 2012 12:34 PM

    If teams expect high quality play and full devotion from their players, they shouldn’t wait so long to reward the players like Victor Cruz. This was a no brainer and should have been done already. Clearly underpaid !!

  4. godofwine330 says: Oct 29, 2012 12:44 PM

    LOL, I was gonna come in here and say PAY THE MAN! but someone beat me to it.

    The thing is, he didn’t hold out, as he could have. He didn’t do dancing with the stars for more money, as he could have. While $540K is a great deal for me and the vast majority of people on this site, it is nothing for a top 5-10 receiver who is both explosive and a threat.

    I reiterate, PAY THE MAN!

  5. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Oct 29, 2012 12:50 PM

    Isn’t there some “catch up” provision after the season that bonuses veterans that significantly outplay their low pay contracts? I remember that from the past, but have never heard it mentioned re:Cruz.

  6. jmota222 says: Oct 29, 2012 2:03 PM

    Cruz wasn’t drafted that’s why he didn’t hold out this offseason!!!! He had to prove he wasn’t just a one year wonder and now that he has its only right the giants take care of him ASAP!!!!

  7. ctgiant says: Oct 29, 2012 3:19 PM

    Watching the giants for 50 years, and only still know this, any contract signed during the season, will be loaded for the giants ownership!
    This is only his 2ND year, and the 8Th game of it to boot, I’m not a proponent to ‘deal” in season, the player gets what they can offer, and the cap is the cap.
    Victor should shut up, play, and not answer any questions regarding his contract, that’s how vets
    get it done, on the “QUIET”, shzzzzz.
    THE CT GIANT

  8. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 30, 2012 9:37 PM

    And now they’ve been agreed upon. YES.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 30, 2012 9:38 PM

    thereisalwaysnextyear says: Oct 29, 2012 12:50 PM

    Isn’t there some “catch up” provision after the season that bonuses veterans that significantly outplay their low pay contracts? I remember that from the past, but have never heard it mentioned re:Cruz.
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    He wasn’t eligible for it last season.

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