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Cruz seeking raise from $540K to $8-10M

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08:06 AM ET 01.03 | Victor Cruz's rise within the Giants organization, if it is to keep him, will cost Big Blue dearly. Cruz is set to become a restricted free agent and he's not going anywhere, as the Giants know they cannot operate their offense without his skills at receiver. They would likely tender him on a one-year deal if they cannot agree on a long-term contract. After playing for the NFL minimums the past three years, Cruz won't come cheap, not after two outstanding seasons by a 26-year-old on the upside of his career. His asking price is expected to be somewhere between $8 million and $10 million per year. Cruz made $540,000 this season and the last two years he has been the greatest bargain in the league.

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January 3, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Cruz def balls out but no way tha giants sign him to that kind of scratch

January 3, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Pay the man, and get us back to the superbowl next season!

January 3, 2013  08:37 AM ET

There are lesser talents making that kind of money....sign him, not the person to cheap out on. He's a class act.

January 3, 2013  08:46 AM ET

of course he is but at tha same time tha g-men dont pay wr's that kind of coin, they jus let them walk

January 3, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Giants are notoriously frugal when it comes to negotiating contracts, and they're not afraid to let people go (Steve Smith, Kevin Boss, Mario Manningham), but Cruz is worth keeping. He is indeed a class act, on and off the field; and what he is asking for is in the range of franchise tag money.

January 3, 2013  08:47 AM ET

i think cruz is makn like 12 milly already

January 3, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

i think cruz is makn like 12 milly already

i mean nicks...my bad

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January 3, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Is he really a #1 WR ?

The gints gave him a chance this season, but he didn't WOW, yo.

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January 3, 2013  09:03 AM ET

It's payback time.

January 3, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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With Nicks not healthy, yo, that's where the receiving was hurting.

So give Nicks a raise too ?

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January 3, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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No, he needs to prove he can be healthy, at some point in his career

Next season, we're sending y'all back to the drawing board too, homes.

January 3, 2013  09:12 AM ET

I wonder what Campbell's Chunky soup pays him...and his Mom...and Grandmother....

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January 3, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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They're not letting Cruz walk

Nope - you keep your dependable weapons... and he's dependable.

January 3, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Reuben Randle came on strong towards the end of the season, so the Giants could let Hixon and Barden go, although their salaries probably don't amount to much.

 
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