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New York Giants’ Monday Morning Hangover: Big Blue Views Victor Cruz as More than Slot Receiver

May 20th, 2013 at 6:25 AM
By Dan Benton

Until organized team activities (OTAs) begin for the New York Giants, this is about as slow and boring as it will get all year for diehard football fans. Luckily, this lull in activity will be short-lived. However, until then, there are only scraps.

Giants View Victor Cruz as More than a Slot Receiver

I'm told the Giants view Cruz as more than a slot receiver, which helps his value. Makes me think he'll earn more than $7 million or $8 million. Cruz's argument that he should be paid elite receiver money, meanwhile, makes sense. Compare his first two seasons on the field (2011 and 2012) with the production of highly paid Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald (who we all can agree is elite) in that same time span: Cruz had 168 catches for 2,628 yards while Fitzgerald had 151 catches for 2,209 yards. Why shouldn't Cruz demand equal compensation? Because opposing defenses often paid more attention to Hakeem Nicks than they did to Cruz? Well, yes, maybe — that happened sometimes, and it doesn't help his value.

Rare Illness Doesn't Stop Giants Rookie Cooper Taylor

Some of the details are still foggy for Cooper Taylor, but he does clearly remember the fear. One minute he’s on the field, living his dream, playing football for Georgia Tech. The next, he’s blacking out, feeling dizzy, unable to catch his breath, and learning his entire future was in doubt…

New York Woman in Paternity Petition Against Former Giants RB

Alonso Krangle LLP, an experienced plaintiffs’ law firm, announce that they are representing a New York woman in a Paternity Petition against Herschel Walker, a former running back with the National Football League (NFL). According to an April 23rd filing in New York County Family Court, the Petitioner is seeking a declaration of paternity, order of support and further relief as may be deemed appropriate on behalf of her son with Mr. Walker.

Michael Strahan Knows How to Party

How Michael Strahan pulled off looking good on Friday morning’s “Live! With Kelly and Michael,” is a mystery. The affable TV host and a pal partied it up Thursday night, rolling into hotspot lounge The Spot at Trump SoHo around 12:15 a.m. He was quickly escorted to his own table, where the good times kicked off.

Strahan ordered numerous bottles of Champagne for himself and nearby tables, and was overheard telling people, “It’s ABC money!”

Dwayne Hendricks Not Giving up on Football

He’s been working out daily while also checking in with a new agent, New York-based Lawrence McGivney, once a week. Hendricks said he had a private workout last month with an NFL team he declined to identify and said at least 10 teams have expressed interest in signing him.

“I’m expecting to be in an NFL training camp,” Hendricks said. “It’s just a matter of when and where.”

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Tags: Cooper Taylor, Dwayne Hendricks, Football, Hakeem Nicks, Herschel Walker, Michael Strahan, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Victor Cruz

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