Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 2/3/13

The Giants owner John Mara said Victor Cruz was a high priority earlier this week, Hakeem Nicks is just a bigger one, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Nicks is viewed as the number one receiver to the Giants, and with one year left on his deal, the team wants to lock him up long term. Eli Manning has already expressed how an injured Nicks affected the Giants passing game, and that he’s a huge part of the offense, it's evident that the Giants front office feels the same way. Schefter writes: ‘Nicks, 25, has one year remaining on his contract, but New York would like to tie him to the team long term as it views him as a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver. The Giants also would like to keep the 26-year-old Cruz, but at this time, Nicks' contract status is the higher priority. Giants owner John Mara said this week that he wants Cruz to remain a Giant, but at a reasonable price.’ var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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