Victor Cruz is close to signing a new deal with the team following a six month holdout.
The New York Giants are finally nearing an end to their six month stalemate with stud receiver Victor Cruz, as the two parties are nearing an agreement over a new long-term deal.
The former undrafted free agent was at one point demanding $11m a year, however a report from the New York Daily News that the contract will be in the area of $8m a year.
Cruz has become the most reliable target for Eli Manning in the past two seasons, and was instrumental in the team’s Super Bowl victory in 2011, catching a touchdown pass in the first quarter to set the team on their way.
This is the reason behind his holdout, as he quite rightly believes that he is worth more to the team than that they are currently paying him, and is looking to gain as much money out of this process as possible.
The Giants lack depth behind the 26-year old, and the organisation know that they cannot let him walk away for nothing next season, as it would seriously damage the team’s offensive gameplan as they look to mount a serious challenge for the NFC East title in 2013