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After all is said and done, Victor Cruz is staying with the NY Giants.

The wide receiver has been in long negotiations over his contract leaving many fans to wonder if he would be playing with the team this upcoming season or somewhere else.

Cruz has been vocal about wanting to stay with the NY Giants especially having grown up in Patterson, NJ, and now his wish has come true.

According to ESPN, Cruz signed a six-year extension through to the 2018 season worth $46 million with a $15.625 million guaranteed the first two seasons. He also will get a $9.5 million signing bonus and an extra $1.5 million roster bonus that he will paid the first day of the 2014 year.

"It was fun to finally get it done with," Cruz said about his new deal. "I was smiling from ear to ear the whole time I couldn't stop grinning. Good to put my ink on that piece of paper and feel good about it and feel confident about it and get back to football."

"It was very important, not just for the team and the Giants, but for my family being from here for the people from Paterson for the kids who look up to me in this area," Cruz said. “All of that played a part into this and it was very important for me. I knew that in order for me to continue to be a role model in an exponential way for these children I would have to stay a Giant."

Cruz, has a career total of 168 catches for 2,628 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Go ahead Giants fans, salsa away!

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