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Cruz was 'done with the back and forth'

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07:07 AM ET 07.09 | While not much, if anything, changed in the offer, Victor Cruz can now dance all the way to the bank. Cruz's deal, which is essentially the same one the Daily News reported he was offered in June, does put him in line with the best slot receivers in the NFL. ... But Cruz held out for more, skipping the Giants' offseason workout program and their minicamp, while telling friends he wanted to get the Giants up to an average of at least $9 million per season. With the Giants, according to a source, refusing to budge, Cruz blinked. And on Monday he said, "I just felt like it was time. I was like, 'You know what? I'm done with the back and forth,'" he said. "What's on the table is a really good deal. I'm really excited about it."

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July 9, 2013  07:53 AM ET

I'm so thrilled for him.

July 9, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Inevitable...

July 9, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Dance away, just shut your yap

July 9, 2013  08:24 AM ET

His best days are behind him.

July 9, 2013  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

His best days are behind him.

Just thinking the same thing. Wonder how he'll perform now that he's got all that money?

July 9, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Lawrence Taylor's son arrested for sex with two underage girls.
Chip off the old block!

July 9, 2013  08:48 AM ET

The Giants' front office can be a stone wall when it comes to negotiating contracts. We all know that, and it looks like Cruz decided to face reality. It's still a great deal for a receiver who has the potential to be as good as he is being paid to be.

July 9, 2013  09:29 AM ET

couldn't get that Mike Wallace money, eh Victor?

July 9, 2013  09:32 AM ET

OK, but that is the same deal that has been on the table for months. Maybe they showed his agent the stats where he led the team in dropped passes, had the lowest ave per catch of any WR on the team ( of which he is not, slot ain't the same) and the fewest yards after contact of any player on the team. Add in he disappeared the last four games of the year and he is wise to take the offer.

He is a good player who has the ability to make the great play, and the ability to disappear when you need him most.

July 9, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

OK, but that is the same deal that has been on the table for months.

Makes you question his definition of "back and forth"...

VC: $9M
Giants: No

VC: Uhh... $9M
Giants: No

VC: OK.

July 9, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Makes you question his definition of "back and forth"... VC: $9M Giants: No VC: Uhh... $9M Giants: No VC: OK.

Maybe he just needed that June camp time to do some studio work on his outside deals. IMO his name is bigger than his game. Welker he ain't. Man up on the line, hands on early and he is very ordinary.

July 9, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

OK, but that is the same deal that has been on the table for months. Maybe they showed his agent the stats where he led the team in dropped passes, had the lowest ave per catch of any WR on the team ( of which he is not, slot ain't the same) and the fewest yards after contact of any player on the team. Add in he disappeared the last four games of the year and he is wise to take the offer.He is a good player who has the ability to make the great play, and the ability to disappear when you need him most.

+1

There was no back and forth. The Giants made an offer and that's where they stood. Cruz and his agent might have been dancing around and coming up with counter offers, but the Giants didn't budge an inch.

Remember, Victor, it takes two to tango. When you salsa, you salsa alone.

July 9, 2013  10:19 AM ET

They added a bouquet of long-stemmed roses and the diva took the deal.

July 9, 2013  10:19 AM ET

He will make as much with his TV Commercials, but only if he played in NY!!!

July 9, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

+1There was no back and forth. The Giants made an offer and that's where they stood. Cruz and his agent might have been dancing around and coming up with counter offers, but the Giants didn't budge an inch.Remember, Victor, it takes two to tango. When you salsa, you salsa alone.

I am as big a Giants fan as you will find, but I know what I see. When Nicks was playing hurt Cruz was shut down. Period. Steve Smith caught over 100 balls in that slot and system before Cruz. I would rather see the money go to JPP and Nicks. Maybe Cruz looked around and saw Reuben Randle and a Jurnegen and realized the beat goes o with you or without you.

July 9, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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They added a bouquet of long-stemmed roses and the diva took the deal.

No wine? How ordinary. You could be right. When the Pats would not give up a late first round pick to go after him, you knew he was not all that.

July 9, 2013  10:52 AM ET

Well I hope he's not done going back and forth, being a slot receiver and all

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July 9, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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Now they can focus on a defense

The d-line needs to rediscover itself this year, or we're doomed

 
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