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
After every game this season, Cruz’s price goes up. Cruz has backed up last year’s breakout performance so far this season, as he ranks fourth in receptions (52), sixth in receiving yards (650), and is tied for first in touchdowns (7). He has shown that he can be an elite receiver this season after he picked up the slack when teammate Hakeem Nicks missed time earlier this year.
There’s a chance that this deal could get done sooner rather than later, but the fact that he will be a restricted free agent following the season affords the Giants some leeway.
Cruz is ranks as the No. 2 player on our list of Top 50 2013 Free Agents.