Now that WR Victor Cruz has signed his tender, the road ahead is clearer. Both sides are playing it by the book. A del is forthcoming somewhere between what Cruz is asking and what the Giants are offering. Book it. It will get done. From Mike Florio of PFT:
While it’s still possible that Giants receiver Victor Cruz will skip training camp and uncur daily fines of $30,000 despite signing his restricted free agency tender, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll hold out beyond August 6.
Because Cruz is now under contract, failing to show up at least 30 days before the regular-season opener on September 5 between the Ravens and Broncos means that Cruz would lose a year of credit toward free agency. Which, in Cruz’s case, means he wouldn’t be a free agent in March 2014.
LoudMouths Adam Schein and Sal Licata discuss Victor Cruz signing his first-round free-agent tender.