New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is entering the final season of a contract that makes him one of the NFL's most underpaid players, but he says he won't consider a contract holdout.
"That's not in my vocabulary," the Giants' wide receiver said when asked flatly by NBC 4's Bruce Beck at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. "I don't even know what that means."
"I'm not frustrated at all. I'm just trying to go in there and play football," he said of his current contract. "When I was young it wasn't about money, it wasn't about fame and fortune. It was just about playing football. So regardless of how short-term this career can be, I just want to go out there and play. All of that stuff will take care of itself."
Earlier, he said, "You just gotta remain humble and remain yourself and understand that all the good things are going to come to you in time. So you just have to keep doing what you're doing, remain positive at all times and the good things will come."
Cruz is set to make $540,000 of base salary in the upcoming season, even after establishing a franchise record with 1,536 receiving yards in a single season.