Found July 02, 2013 on The Other Paper:

Is that salsa music coming from MetLife Stadium?  You bet it is. Popular New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will reportedly sign a long-term deal before the start of training camp on July 26, according to league sources. And it couldn't be too soon for the Big Blue offense. Terms of the deal have been agreed upon by both sides and only the final details remain to be worked out, reports ESPN.  No obstacles are expected to squash the deal. Monday night, Cruz tweeted: "Good things come to those who wait." Last month, Cruz signed his one-year, $2.879 million free-agent tender which got the ball rolling. Negotiations between the two sides have been friendly and a long-deal contract had been expected to be agreed upon before training camp.  The 26-year-old Cruz is said to be seeking a deal worth between $9 million and $11 million per season, the market rate for a No. 1 wide receiver. This offseason, Mike Wallace signed a five-year, $60 million deal with Miami that includes $27 million guaranteed. The Giants reportedly offered Cruz a contract paying him roughly $8 million per season with between $15 million to $18 million guaranteed. Cruz, an undrafted free agent out of UMass, has had a meteoric rise to stardom in his own backyard. In the past two seasons, the New Jersey native has caught 168 passes for 2,628 yards and 19 touchdowns. He’s the only player in club history to have at least 80 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in a season and he's done it twice. Good things come to those who wait. — Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) July 2, 2013 Cruz burst onto the NFL scene when he caught three touchdowns in a 2010 preseason game against the Jets. But he was injured early in the regular season and was placed on injured reserve that season.  He made his first Pro Bowl last season.


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