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Rams, Vikings unlikely to sign Victor Cruz

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01:40 PM ET 03.16 | There are two teams with two first-round picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, neither are expected to sign Giants restricted free agent Victor Cruz to an offer sheet. Cruz received a first-round tender offer from the Giants in restricted free agency, meaning a team would have to give the Giants their first-round pick in the 2013 draft if they signed him to a contract and the Giants did not match. The first-round tender will give Cruz $2.879 million for the 2013 season with the Giants.

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March 16, 2013  01:51 PM ET

I'd say it's worth it, considering the Vikes' receiving corps even after signing Jennings. Cruz is worth the $2.87 mil, and I think Green Bay is out of free agents to sign this year.

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March 16, 2013  02:22 PM ET
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I'd say it's worth it, considering the Vikes' receiving corps even after signing Jennings. Cruz is worth the $2.87 mil, and I think Green Bay is out of free agents to sign this year.

I agree. If they drafted someone who put up the numbers Victor Cruz has put up, then it's a huge pat on the back for drafting wisely. Why gamble on a draft pick when you can have Victor Cruz? If Christian Ponder really is coming around, the combination of Cruz and Jennings along with Adrian Peterson in the backfield gives the Vikings a very potent offense.

March 16, 2013  02:28 PM ET
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The Vikings just gave Jennings a huge contract and it's doubtful they'd sign Cruz. The Vikings need a quality QB much more than they need another good WR.

Respectfully disagree. Ponder's numbers were horrible because he had no one to throw to. Harvin was out half the season. Even Aikman could see that and reported it as such. Though I'd be remiss if I didn't throw the OC under the bus as well.

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March 16, 2013  02:58 PM ET
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It's obvious that Ponder will never be more than an average QB and the addition of Cassell just brings in another average QB. Harvin was happy to go to a team with a good QB.

It's only obvious to those who didn't watch him play over the entire season, but instead read snippets. Hard to predict a QB after 25 games and only one true off-season. Especially in the era of the 24-hr news cycle where hyperbole sells. Aikman says you're wrong. Jaworski says you're wrong. You could be right. We'll see.

March 16, 2013  03:40 PM ET

There's a reason nobody wants to give up a first round pick! Now if it was Eli?

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March 16, 2013  04:11 PM ET
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Cruz isn't going anywhere

I agree!

March 16, 2013  04:14 PM ET
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Harvin was happy to go to a team with a good QB.

The Vikings tried to save face by signing Jennings to replace Harvin.

March 16, 2013  04:55 PM ET
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The Vikings just gave Jennings a huge contract and it's doubtful they'd sign Cruz. The Vikings need a quality QB much more than they need another good WR.

absolutely agree

March 16, 2013  05:03 PM ET

Im also impressed with this Patterson kid

March 16, 2013  05:28 PM ET
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Cruz isn't going anywhere

He is if anyone makes him an offer. Look, if he will not accept what the Giants have offered this year, then he will not next year. The Giants will not match any offer, they will take that first rounder instead. The alternative is to lose him next year for nothing in UFA.

Steve Smith had 100 receptions before Cruz in that same spot with that offense.

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March 16, 2013  06:17 PM ET
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Victor Cruz to NE?

Exactly. Bill doesn't care for 1st round picks, and the Pats will more than likely have one of the last picks in the draft. I'd give that up for Cruz all day long.

March 16, 2013  06:26 PM ET

Cruz would be a Good Fit with Brady!

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March 17, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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The Vikings tried to save face by signing Jennings to replace Harvin.

Why ? Go down to the hospital, get a double amputee, give him 6 mil and park him on the bench. Presto Harvin2 has arived

March 17, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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The Vikings tried to save face by signing Jennings to replace Harvin.

Harvin was not going to play for the Vikings this year and the team did not want him there anyway, so they suck in the Hawks for a first, seventh, and a third next year for him.

 
March 17, 2013  10:28 AM ET

The Vikings do not need Cruz with two first round picks to get a slot receiver and deep threat in one with talented receivers from West Virginia, Tennessee, and California in the draft pool.

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