NEW YORK (WFAN) — In late October, Victor Cruz said a “structure” was in place on a long-term extension with the Giants.
It’s been more than two months and he still hasn’t inked a deal.
But Cruz still feels confident that he’ll stick around long-term — and get his much-desired raise from Big Blue.
“Obviously, you never know, it’s all negotiations, but I feel positive that I’m gonna be in New York for a very long time,” Cruz told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “And I feel positive that myself and my agents will get something done with the management of the Giants.”
Cruz, set to become a restricted free agent, said talks “got tabled for a couple weeks, mainly because of the two sides agreeing to disagree at the same time.”
“Now that the season’s over and the statistics are what they are, I think we’re going to get back and pick up the pen again and see what we can do,” he said.
Cruz played well beyond his $540,000 salary in 2012, with 86 receptions for 1,092 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 26-year-old Paterson, N.J., native set a Giants franchise record with 1,536 receiving yards in last season’s championship campaign.
“I feel comfortable where we’re at,” Cruz said. “I think I’ve done enough to show them I’m a good guy on and off the field, and that I’ve done everything positive up until this point to prove that I’m somebody that the organization will want to keep around for a long time. So I’m comfortable in that, I’m positive things will come around and a positive outcome will come out of all this.”
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