Found May 15, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
According to the New York Daily News, the Giants and wide receiver Victor Cruz are getting closer to striking a long-term extension now that Cruz has lowered his demands. As of Tuesday night, one source familiar with the negotiations insisted “nothing is imminent.” But that could change at any moment, the source said, because progress between the two sides has definitely been made.   The catalyst for the change apparently came in March when Cruz fired his agent, Malik Shareef, and signed on with Tom Condon’s Creative Artists Agency. Cruz, who was once seeking a contract worth $10 million-$11 million per season, has apparently lowered his demands to a payday much closer to what the Giants are offering. That offer, sources have told the Daily News, is worth nearly $8 million per year.   Sources on both sides have been optimistic for weeks that a deal will be struck sooner than later — probably in time for the Giants’ mandatory, full-team minicamp that begins on June 11, and possibly e...
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