NFL roundup: Cruz to sign Giants' tender

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz told ESPN on Friday that he was on his way to the team's facility to sign his $2.879 million first-round restricted free-agent tender.

"I'm going to sign my tender today and will continue talks for a long-term deal before camp starts," Cruz said.

If Cruz does not sign the tender Friday, the Giants have the right to reduce it to just over $600,000.

Cruz, 26, has made 168 catches for 2,628 yards with 19 touchdowns combined over the last two years.

Despite that, he was the 140th highest-paid wide receiver last season at $543,875, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

---The Buffalo Bills announced that they signed first-round draft choice, quarterback EJ Manuel.

With Manuel, the Bills have signed all eight of the draft picks. Manuel was taken No. 16 overall in the April draft.

He is competing with Kevin Kolb for the starting job.

---The New York Jets signed tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to a one-year contract, the team announced.

Winslow, 29, had a three-day tryout with the team earlier this week. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

There are questions about the health of Winslow's knees after numerous surgeries on them.

He played in just one game in 2012 for the New England Patriots and caught one pass for 13 yards.

---The Miami Dolphins signed third-round draft pick Dallas Thomas, the team announced.

Thomas, an offensive lineman who can play guard and tackle, was taken 77th overall in the April draft.
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