Giants cut Victor Cruz, Rashad Jennings to free up cap space

Feb 14, 2017, 00:19

Earlier this month, Cruz expressed his desire to stay with the Giants and said he would benefit from having a full, healthy offseason.

Jennings was slated to count for more than $3 million in salary cap space as his release will now save the Giants $2.5 million.

When Cotchery left after the Super Bowl season of 2015, no one stepped up to grab that slot - or leadership - role in the receivers' meeting room. In 2013, Cruz was unable to reach 1,000 receiving yards, and he also caught just four touchdown passes.

Cruz is a seven-year veteran who didn't regain form in 2016 coming off of a lengthy rehab run after a devastating knee injury in 2014. By this time, Odell Beckham Jr. had already emerged as the franchise star and clear number one wide receiver for the Giants and Cruz had nearly become an afterthought from the two-year absence.

"I pretty much grew up in front of the eyes of this entire organisation", Cruz said in a statement released by the team. After hauling in just 39 receptions for 586 and only one touchdown in 15 games, as much as the fan base may love the salsa dance, the return on investment just wasn't there.

Victor Cruz has parted ways with the Giants, this time for good, it seems.

Victor Cruz, an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of the University of MA, wasted no time making a name for himself by leading all receivers in yardage in his first preseason.

But not long after Cruz signed that deal, the injuries started to kick in.

But he's likely played his final game for Big Blue.

But even if the Titans draft a talented wide receiver in the first round, they could still benefit from adding a veteran wide receiver like Cruz.

But I do think this is at least an option the Titans should consider.

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