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Do Bowe, Hartline deals impact Nicks, Cruz?

Do the contracts for Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline give some idea what it will cost the Giants to sign Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz?

Dwayne Bowe
Dwayne Bowe
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A couple of developments around the NFL the past couple of days could have long-term implications for New York Giants' wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, both of whom are trying to work out long-term deals with the Giants. Nicks has one year remaining on his contract before he can become an unrestricted free agent. Cruz is currently a restricted free agent.

What are those developments?

The first is the five-year, $56-million deal wide receiver Dwayne Bowe received from the Kansas City Chiefs. Bowe will receive $26 million guaranteed.

The second is word that Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins, who had a career-best 74 catches for 1,083 yards a season ago is on the verge of a multi-year deal worth $6-$6.5 million with the Miami Dolphins. Before his breakout 2012 season Hartline's best season had been a 43-catch effort in 2010.

Perhaps those two deals set the parameters for the Giants to make deals with Nicks and Cruz.