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Victor Cruz drops his base salary to $1.3 million

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As expected, receiver Victor Cruz took less money to stay with the Giants. As not expected, it’s a lot less.

Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record reports that Cruz’s base salary for 2016 has dropped from $7.9 million to $1.3 million in 2016. He can earn $5.5 million of the amount back based on playing-time and production incentives.

The specifics triggers for the increase of Cruz’s aren’t known. It’s also not known whether Cruz has adjusted his base salaries for 2017 and 2018, years in which he is due to earn $7.4 million and $8.4 million, respectively.

It’s safe to assume that Cruz didn’t have a significantly better option elsewhere, and for good reason. He missed roughly half of the 2014 season with a ruptured patella tendon and all of 2015 with a calf problem.

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8 Responses to “Victor Cruz drops his base salary to $1.3 million”
  1. youguysarehugeidiots says: Mar 9, 2016 9:04 PM

    “playing time incentives up to $5.5M plus production incentives to recoup rest”

    That sounds like he can get it all back. $5.5M in playing time, the remaining $1.1M in production incentives.

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 9, 2016 9:12 PM

    Giants have more money to spend this off season go Giants

  3. nceaglesfan says: Mar 9, 2016 9:16 PM

    Thinks he actually needs to play AND be productive to earn playing incentives!! No other way to dance around it. Earn your paycheck. What a revolutionary thought!!

  4. bassplucker says: Mar 9, 2016 9:20 PM

    Holy lost leverage Batman. It’s beyond obvious that OBJ has ripped away the alpha WR spot on that team and he’s not giving it away anytime soon.

  5. carnegiemellonisafruitstand says: Mar 9, 2016 9:23 PM

    He gets an additional $2.5M if he finishes the season with all ten fingers.

  6. kmac6 says: Mar 9, 2016 10:01 PM

    Washed up and old news. Another over hyped ny player

  7. angrylionsfan says: Mar 10, 2016 1:11 AM

    What is it about the Giants that makes them create an instant star out of WR and then chews them up a few years later riddled with injuries and ineffective?

  8. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 10, 2016 7:43 AM

    It was a fumble– he hadn’t given himself up.

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