Victor Cruz – Photo by USA Today Sports Images
Report Says Giants Are Offering Cruz More Than $7 Million Per Season: The Daily News is reporting that the Giants are offering restricted free agent WR Victor Cruz a long-term contract that averages more than $7 million per season with “a sizable amount of guaranteed money.”
Cruz is currently tendered at the $2.879 million level. If another team signs Cruz to an offer sheet, and the Giants choose not to match that offer, the Giants would lose Cruz but gain that team’s first round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Umenyiora on Verge of Signing with Falcons: According to ProFootballTalk.com, unrestricted free agent DE Osi Umenyiora is expected to sign with the Atlanta Falcons today or on Monday. Umenyiora has a home in Atlanta so the Falcons were always believed to be a likely destination for him.
“There was nothing better than being able to win (in the New York area),” Umenyiora told an Atlanta radio station on Friday. “The only thing I can think of, for myself personally, (better) than being able to win in New York would be if I was able to win here at home in Atlanta. So we’ll see how that plays out. Hopefully, it will work out in a positive direction.”
Umenyiora met with the Falcons earlier this week. “I live here so I just drove up there and visited with them,” Umenyiora said. “It was very good. Very productive meeting. Hopefully, things will work out.”
OT David Diehl on The NFL Network: OT David Diehl was interviewed by The NFL Network on Thursday and Friday:
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Notes: S Will Hill wore #31 last season. CB Aaron Ross, who re-signed with the Giants this offseason, will get that number back and Hill will now wear #25.