Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/4/14
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and his pending contract have received significant media spotlight recently, but the team is “putting a bigger emphasis” on signing fellow wide out Hakeem Nicks to a long-term deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. For all the talk there has been about the New York Giants signing restricted free-agent wide receiver Victor Cruz to a long-term contract, the team is putting a bigger emphasis at this time on signing wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to a long-term deal, according to league sources. Nicks has one year remaining on his current contract. The 25-year-old has been a dynamic playmaker for the Giants since they made him a first-round draft pick. He was hampered by injuries last season, but he already has two 1,000-plus receiving yards campaigns under his belt. Over four seasons in the NFL, Nicks has 3,726 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns over 55 games. Cruz is set to become a restricted free agent. The Giants recently said that they’re hoping to re-sign Cruz to a long-term contract as well, but there’s a limit to what they’re willing to spend. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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