Now that Victor Cruz is locked up by the Giants, what's next? Hakeem Nicks is. Cruz was quoted as saying, "Hakeem's his own man. He's going to make his own decisions. But I'm definitely gonna see if I can get him to stay with me."
The rest of the league chimes in on Cruz's new deal:
- Cruz's new deal could impact Randall Cobb's next deal in Green Bay. Acme Packing Company looks at the takeaways in the Cruz situation, compared to Cobb, who will have his own situation coming up.
- Cruz's deal won't impact A.J. Green's new deal, which will be coming sometime before he hits free agency after the 2014 season. Cincy Jungle notes Green's contract will be much higher. "We're thinking that Green's eventual contract will either set the market at the position, or lean against Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald money of something in the neighborhood of $15 million per season and $45-50 million guaranteed," Cincy Jungle writes.
- Cruz has produced more than Bucs receiver Mike Williams in two years, but his deal could raise the price on Williams' eventual deal. "It means Williams likely won't get the $8.5 million per year deal Cruz received," Bucs Nation writes, "but he'll certainly get a contract closer to that than the $6 million per year deal I had projected earlier this offseason."
Broncos improve their contract offer to Ryan Clady. The deadline for franchise tagged players to ink long-term deals comes next Monday. Clady's offer is reportedly more than $10 million per year.
Broncos director of player personnel gets popped for a DUI. The story behind the arrest is a doozy. Both the team and Matt Russell released statements, with the Broncos calling the news "very troubling." It's unclear whether Russell, who was No. 2 to John Elway in Denver's front office, will keep his job.
Rex Ryan actually went running with the bulls in Spain. "It's further confirmation of my belief though that Rex is one of the coolest people to hang out with," Gang Green Nation writes, "and it's great to see that he's still holding all that weight off.
Training camp is only a few weeks away. Blogging The Boys takes a look at what the coaches are looking for in camp.
Dennis Dixon's fate in Philly could be tied to Michael Vick. And not in a good way. Bleeding Green Nation breaks it down, suggesting Dixon's fate is tied to whoever Chip Kelly ends up picking as starting quarterback.
A Browns fan passed away and in his obituary it requested "six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."
Silver and Black Pride is re-grading the Raiders 2008 draft class. On Darren McFadden, they write, "Definitely one of the team's best picks in recent memory despite his injury history. Unfortunately, that's not saying a whole lot for Oakland."
The Colts were unusually active during free agency this offseason. What do all of those offseason additions need to focus on at training camp?
Luke Joeckel should drastically improve the Jaguars offensive line, Big Cat Country writes.
Bolts From The Blue is taking a stroll through history, re-living the end of the Dan Fouts era in San Diego.