- According to Getlin, the deal will convert some of his money from next year to incentives that can be made back based on his performance.
- Getlin adds that Cruz’s 2017 and 2018 salaries are largely unaffected by this restructure.
Once a Giant always a Giant. See you in September. @ New York, New York https://t.co/Dl95jAsj2G
— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) March 10, 2016
- Stapleton adds that it sounds “hopeful” that a deal will get done.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on Monday that the Giants informed Cruz that they will release him unless he agrees to a pay cut, so it appears that the two sides are reaching a middle ground.
Cruz has ended up on season-ending injured reserve the past two season, so there’s some question about his productivity moving forward.
Cruz, 29, was in the fourth year of his six-year, $45.879 million contract that included $15.625 million guaranteed and a $9.5 million signing bonus. He’ll make base salaries of $7.9 million (2016), $7.4 million (2017), and $8.4 million (2018) over the remainder of the agreement.
In 2014, Cruz caught 23 passes for 337 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Giants over the course of six games.