Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/6/14
Giants star receiver Victor Cruz may be close to getting a contract extension. (Credit: AP Photo) New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has been long overdue for a contract extension, as his play has dictated a higher salary for quite some time now. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Cruz is getting closer to a deal that will keep him with the Giants. Here is what Giants WR Victor Cruz told me: “I was excited to hear this weekend that contract talks are moving (cont) tl.gd/jqlrg4 — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 29, 2012   Keeping Cruz will not be cheap for the Giants, as Cruz will probably command something in the neighborhood of $10 million annually. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson received a larger contract than that, signing for 5 years and $55.5 million as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Antonio Brown of the Steelers received a cheaper 5 year, $42 million extension. Signing Cruz for the long term has to be a top priority for the Giants, as his play opposite Hakeem Nicks has given the Giants defense a whole new dimension since the start of last season. Since the start of the 2011 season, Cruz has 134 catches for 2,186 yards and 16 receiving touchdowns. Expect a deal to get done in the near future between the Giants and Cruz. Cruz is certainly anxious to have a deal done, and the Giants are more than willing to extend their salsa-dancing star wide receiver. Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist - Joe Ray @jpray_SKThe post Victor Cruz making progress in contract negotiations appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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