Originally written on PPR Fantasy Football  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The New York Giants have been in a stalemate with wide receiver Victor Cruz for the duration of the offseason. The team has reportedly offered the Pro Bowler a deal that would pay him upwards of $7 million annually, while Cruz himself is looking to be paid the highest salary of any wide receiver in the NFL. Cruz is not even the best wide receiver on his own team, let alone the entire league. However, he’s still an extremely valuable commodity in the slot that can create big plays and wreak havoc on opposing defenses. The Giants want to keep him in New York for the long term, but Cruz has yet to bite on any of the team’s contract offers. Cruz knows he’s going to be on the Giants next season. As a player who has turned in two Pro Bowl caliber seasons while playing for a fraction of his market value, he understands that this is perhaps the only chance he will ever receive to sign a big money contract. At this point in the offseason, Cruz is merely exercising his leverage to its fullest...
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