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How did Victor Cruz feel about taking less money from the Giants than he felt he deserved? Interesting answer ...
... from the Giants' star receiver when he was asked about that on The Opening Drive on @SiriusXMNFL on Monday -- how the six-year, $45.879 million contract he signed was less than what he originally wanted and less than the top receivers had been getting on the open market.
Cruz's answer: "I'm not going to lie, it's tough. It's tough. When you understand from a numbers standpoint, and the numbers you put up you feel like deserve a certain amount of money ... and you want your team to owe that to you. But I think playing in NY, you can't take that away. You have to hold that up to an account at some point when you're going through these negotiations. You ask yourself 'Would you want to play for this amount in New York and play in the best city in the world and play football, and -- I'm a hometown kid -- be close to home and your mom and your family? Or do you want to take a big pay day and go somewhere like Kansas City or Minnesota where your family might not be able to come as often as you want and you're living in a city you're not too familiar with and it's an adjustment for you?' So you have to take all those things into account as well. But I'm not going to say it's easy when you see guys getting these huge paydays and you feel like you're at the same caliber, if not better than some of those guys."