The Giants open their offseason program this coming Monday and WR Victor Cruz may be bypassing the event due to the fact he does not have a current contract in force. He has yet to sign the tender offered to him by the Giants (one-year at $2.879 million) and can still field offers from other teams until next Friday, the 19th. After that, he can negotiate with the Giants.
From Patricia Traina of Inside Football:
While Cruz could report for the program to work out, because he is not under contract, he would have to sign an injury waiver, a document very similar to what an unsigned rookie or undrafted free agent signs before he is allowed to participate in the rookie minicamp.
Is that a gamble Cruz is willing to take given that the RFA signing period ends April 19? Don’t count on it, as if he does sign such a waiver, he loses a great deal of leverage in his quest for a new contract. (READ FULL)
DE Justin Tuck said today that he believes Cruz should attend as measure of ‘good faith’, but considering Hakeem Nicks broke his foot in minicamp drills last year, Pat is right, don’t count on Cruz coming in until he either signs the tender or a new contract.