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Despite having signed his one-year, $2.879 million tender, whether or not wide receiver Victor Cruz gets a long-term deal remains the story of the summer for the Giants. The New York Post today quotes a "prominent NFL player agent" as saying that Cruz has "no choice" but to sign the contract offer that was put forth by the Giants earlier in the offseason.
From the Post:
"I don’t see how he can’t [sign the deal] now, I don’t understand it, it’s just logic,’’ said the agent, who asked not to be identified.
Both the Giants and Cruz hope a long-term deal can be finalized before the July 26 reporting date for training camp, but for that to happen, Cruz is going to have to accept he will not be earning what he believes is his market value.
"I don’t see any scenario where he gets any more money than they have on the table right now,’’ the agent said, "unless out of the goodness of their heart they decide to throw him a couple extra million.
"If you’re Victor Cruz, you’re never getting paid by the Giants, ever. They’ve never had an $11 million receiver, you’re not gonna be it. They had every opportunity to lock you up — they’ve given you exactly what they feel you’re worth.You can disagree until the cows come home, it does not matter. And now you’re going to go out there and help make them better, which is going to make them stronger. If you can live with that, then that’s what you should do.’’