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Wednesday October 31, 2012

Victor Cruz Close to Extending His Contract with NY Giants

Victor Cruz Close to Extending His Contract with NY Giants

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz says he is on track to signing a contract extension with the reigning Super Bowl champions.

“From what I hear, they’ve just agreed on the structure right now,” the 25-year-old Cruz, whose mother is Puerto Rican, told WFAN radio on Tuesday.

“And that’s all I’m at liberty to say ... Hopefully this leads to the right track and we’ll get it done sooner than later ... I’m happy so far, so I can just relax and play some football,” the star wide receiver said.

Cruz, who is in the final year of a $540,000, three-year rookie contract, said last week he hoped a new deal could be reached before the end of the season, when he would otherwise become a restricted free agent.

Known for celebrating his touchdowns with a salsa dance, Cruz caught 82 passes for a franchise-record 1,536 yards and scored nine touchdowns during the 2011 regular season.

The speedy receiver also caught a touchdown pass in the Giants’ Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in early February.

Cruz is putting up similar numbers this season, having made 52 receptions for 650 yards and scored seven touchdowns through eight games for the Giants, who lead the NFC East with a record of 6-2.