Giants Fairly Certain Victor Cruz Will Sign
Star wide receiver for the New York Giants Victor Cruz is still holding out from practice despite signing a 2.879 million dollar free agency tender earlier last month. Despite this, Cruz may still continue to hold out for a long-term deal with the Giants. However, now that Cruz is under contract, it will cost him $30,000 per day to skip practice. This is no small price to pay, but with Cruz’s new deal, he can afford to sit out for a bit while he waits for that long-term deal.
The fines aren’t the only thing that may push Cruz to sign earlier rather than later. Being under contract also means that Cruz will lose a year of credit towards free agency if he sits out past thirty days before the season opener. Although players such as Chris Johnson and Darrelle Revis have ignored this deadline in the past, it is unlikely that Cruz will do the same because, unlike Johnson and Revis, he is not still under a rookie contract for two more years meaning he would not be a free agency the following March anyways.
Finally, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that all of his sources have indicated that it is likely Cruz will be signing a long-term agreement with the Giants in the near future.
“Everybody I’ve spoken to expects that deal to absolutely get done, to a 100 percent degree of certainty, that Victor Cruz will have a new contract by the time the Giants open training camp”
Cruz will not waste all his money holding out from a New York Giants team that desperately wants to keep him on the squad, but the lost year of free agency credit is what will keep him from holding out through training camp.