WR Victor Cruz is seeking a long-term contract extension and wants more than the current $7 million-per-year offer sources say he has on the table from the Giants.
Meanwhile, his tender remains unsigned.
At least one league source familiar with Cruz’s situation believes it will remain that way — and Cruz will remain absent from the program — at least until next week. As a restricted free agent, Cruz has until Friday to solicit an offer sheet from another team. In the unlikely event that he gets one, the Giants would have five days to decide whether they’d want to match it. If they didn’t, they would receive a first-round pick in this year’s draft from the team that presented Cruz the offer.