National Football League
                      === Giants' Cruz to sign tender ===
 New  York, NY (Sports  Network) - New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is
 reportedly set to sign his one-year tender offer.
 According  to  the New  York Daily News,  Cruz has decided  to take the club's
 offer  of  $2.879  million  while negotiations  toward  a  long-term  contract
 The paper also said the Giants would have been able to reduce the tender offer
 next week to just $630,000 under terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
 Cruz  signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and has been a
 dominant  performer the past two years while playing for minimal money. He had
 82  catches for 1,536  yards and nine touchdowns in his breakout year of 2011,
 then followed it up with 86 receptions for 1,092 yards and 10 scores last year
 while being paid $540,000.
 Reports  have  indicated that  Cruz initially  wanted a  long-term deal in the
 neighborhood  of about  $11 million per year  and would settle for at least an
 average  of $9 million, while the Giants have apparently offered an average of
 $8 million per season.
 Cruz  could have fielded offers from other teams under the terms of the tender
 offer,  but  the Giants would  have had  the option to  match. As a result, he
 missed  this  spring's OTAs and  a recent minicamp,  but should be at training
 camp in July.
 06/14 13:08:26 ET