Victor Cruz to sign tender, holdout still possible

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Fresh on the heels of the news that Giants receiver Victor Cruz will sign today his one-year, $2.879 million restricted free agency tender while still trying to get a long-term deal, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that a training-camp holdout is still possible.

Since Cruz is now under contract, he will be subject to fines in the amount of $30,000 per day if he doesn’t show. But he potentially would have lost $2.289 million if the Giants had rescinded the restricted free agency tender on Monday and replaced it with an offer of $590,000.

At $30,000 per day, Cruz can afford 76 days of fines before he’d rack up $2.289 million.

Fantasy Impact: 

This stalemate continues to linger, and it has impacted his value/ADP in early drafts. Now that he is under contract, he would forfeit a year of service if he doesn't report to camp by August 6. So he should be there for camp and good to go for the 2013 season. The contract worries may impact his performance, however.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason