Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/1/13
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wants a big pay raise, but owner John Mara said those demands will not be met anytime soon, according to the New York Post. Cruz, who will become a restricted free agent after the 2013 season, wants to be paid like a top receiver. He has performed like one the past two seasons. In 2012, he made 86 catches for 1,092 yards with 10 touchdowns. In 2011, he set the team's single-season receiving record with 1,536 yards. "I think I have definitely proven myself to be one of the highest compensated receivers in the league," Cruz said. "That's kind of the way that I feel and my team feels, not only on the field, but as well as what I bring to the Giants as a brand and as an activist and person in the community. I think all of that taken into account; I'm definitely not asking for much as far as what's on the table." The Giants are currently $4.2 million over the 2013 salary cap and 22 players due to become free agents in the offseason. Cruz fi...
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