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Report: Victor Cruz partners with Jay-Z, wants at least $10 mil per year

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Is Cruz looking for at least $10 million per season?
Is Cruz looking for at least $10 million per season? (USATSI)

Victor Cruz has been haggling over a new deal for many months, and as we told you last month, the Giants wide receiver apparently isn't interested in signing a reported deal that would pay him $7 million per season.

Since then, Cruz has switched agents to CAA's Tom Condon, and according to the NY Daily News, Cruz actually is expected to join Jay-Z's Roc Nation sports agency (which is affiliated with CAA). He also reportedly is seeking between $10 million and $11 million per season in compensation.

Cruz would be the second high-profile New York-based athlete to do so in the past week. Earlier this week, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fired Scott Boras and joined Jay-Z's venture.

It's believed, though, that Condon will continue to represent Cruz in negotiations with the Giants, so trying to extract more money out of the Giants likely won't become one of Jay-Z's problems.

At this point, Cruz will play 2013 on a first-round tender of $2.88 million, though that would change if the two sides could come to a long-term agreement.

And hey, if the Giants don't feel like they can afford to meet Cruz's reported asking price, they can always take up this guy's offer.

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