NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It appears Victor Cruz’s wait is almost over.
The wide receiver is expected to sign a long-term deal with the Giants prior to the start of training camp, according to ESPN.
Only some minor details are left to be ironed out and “no obstacles are expected,” ESPN reported.
Cruz first voiced his desire for a big payday after the Giants’ victory in Super Bowl XLVI. He set a franchise record with 1,536 yards that season and followed it up with 1,092 yards in 2012.
The 26-year-old native of Paterson, N.J. tweeted a mysterious message on Monday: “Good things come to those who wait.”
Cruz was assigned a first-round tender by New York this offseason but received no bites as a restricted free agent. He skipped the team’s OTAs and mandatory minicamp, but was expected to attend training camp after signing his $2.87 million tender.
“Victor’s an outstanding player and an outstanding guy,” Giants safety Antrel Rolle told WFAN radio after Cruz signed his tender. “It’s only going to make us better, so we’re definitely happy about that.”
Giants co-owner John Mara has repeatedly expressed his confidence in the sides striking a deal.
Training camp begins on July 26 at the Giants’ practice facility in East Rutherford.
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