Should the Dolphins consider signing Victor Cruz?

The Miami Dolphins are looking for a bona fide #1 wide receiver this offseason.  In fact, the Dolphins will probably end up signing a free agent wide receiver AND drafting one in April.  It’s not secret that the Dolphins will be looking to add weapons for Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins offense.  With $46 million in cap room, the Dolphins have plenty of money to spend.  The popular names being talked about are Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, and Dwayne Bowe, as all three are set to become unrestricted free agents in early March.  The one name that hasn’t been talked about much, because he’s a restricted free agent, is Victor Cruz of the Giants.

Photo Courtesy of JerryReese17 via Wikipedia

Photo Courtesy of JerryReese17 via Wikipedia

You know Victor Cruz, right?  The guy who does the Salsa dance?  He’s also the Giants wide receiver who averaged 84 catches and over 1,300 yards and 9.5 TDs in his first 2 NFL seasons.  He’s 6’0, 204 lbs and will only turn 27 in November.  He’s also the #2 receiver in the New York Giants minds.  Cruz and the Giants are currently in contract talks, but those talks are said to have stalled because Cruz is valuing himself too highly for the Giants liking.  In my mind, the two sides will eventually close the gap and will ultimately come to a contract agreement.  But what if they don’t?  The Giants see Hakeem Nicks as their #1 receiver and are working on a long term deal for him.  They don’t want to have to pay Cruz a fortune too.


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