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Victor Cruz | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
College: Massachusetts
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The Giants are not expected to re-sign free agent Victor Cruz.
The Giants are desperately thin at receiver, but have evidently moved on from 30-year-old Cruz for good. Cruz hasn't garnered a workout since he was released by the Bears at final cuts. Oct 9 - 2:16 PM

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Bears released WR Victor Cruz.

It speaks volumes that Cruz couldn't even make the Bears' roster after Cameron Meredith went down with a season-ending ACL tear. The 30-year-old salsa enthusiast finally stayed healthy last season, but managed just 586 receiving yards and went his last 14 games without scoring a touchdown. Cruz's career is hanging by a thread.
Sep 1 - 5:20 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs doesn't believe Victor Cruz has a very good chance of making the Bears' 53-man roster.

Cruz is far more name than game at this point in his career. Turning 31 this winter, he simply doesn't have it anymore after numerous injuries. Cruz has lost more than a step and was running with the third-team offense in the third preseason game. Even with Cameron Meredith (knee) done for the year, there still isn't room for Cruz. Kendall Wright is the No. 1 slot receiver.
Aug 30 - 10:45 AM

Victor Cruz managed just one catch for eight yards on two targets Sunday in the Bears’ third preseason game.

More notably, Cruz dropped what should have been an easy catch from Mitchell Trubisky on third-and-long with 4:16 remaining in the fourth quarter. It’s probably not a good sign that Cruz was even in the game at that point, as all of Chicago’s starters had already cleared out. Cruz had been a candidate to fill the Bears’ slot receiver role this year but now he’s fighting just to keep his roster spot. Cameron Meredith’s knee injury does help him in that pursuit.
Aug 27 - 4:25 PM

Victor Cruz did not play with the starters in the Bears' second preseason game.

With Kendall Wright working as the first-team slot receiver, Cruz played deep into the fourth quarter and was limited to 18 snaps. That usage says he is on the wrong side of the roster bubble, although coach John Fox suggested he could get a bigger chance this week. Outside of Cameron Meredith, the Bears have nothing but question marks at receiver.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 10:16 AM

Victor Cruz said he worked primarily in the slot during the offseason program.

Cruz's best seasons came in the slot, but he was moved outside by the Giants to make room for rookie Sterling Shepard last year. Now in Chicago, it looks like he will return to his preferred position, although he will face stout competition. Locked-in starter Cameron Meredith thrived in the slot down the stretch last season, and Kendall Wright does his best work inside as well. Cruz has a chance to earn a role in a wide open depth chart, but it is far from a given.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 8:48 AM

Bears signed WR Victor Cruz to a one-year, $2 million deal.

He joins Kendall Wright, Markus Wheaton and ex-teammate Rueben Randle as a veteran flier in the Bears' Alshon Jeffery-less receiver corps. Returning from a torn patellar tendon, Cruz somehow averaged 15.0 yards per catch last season, but it didn't show up on film. Cruz no longer offers legitimate play-making ability. It's not a guarantee he makes the 53-man roster.
May 25 - 2:21 PM

Free agent WR Victor Cruz will visit the Bears on Monday.

The news comes the same day the Bears released Eddie Royal. Cruz was hardly effective last season, but he was better than Royal, averaging 15.0 yards on his 39 catches. He flashed just enough to suggest he might be worth a 53-man roster spot in 2017. He still wouldn't make an impact for the Bears, who have already added questionable talents Markus Wheaton and Kendall Wright this offseason. The Bears' "rebuild" is looking increasingly directionless.
May 11 - 4:17 PM

The Record's Art Stapleton reports there is "mutual interest" between the Ravens and free agent Victor Cruz.

Cruz's market appears to be heating up after it was dead quiet for three months following his February release. Cruz is scheduled to visit the Jaguars on May 23, but the fit with the Ravens makes more sense. Baltimore failed to add a receiver in free agency or the draft after losing Steve Smith Sr. and Kamar Aiken. On paper, the Ravens could use a slot receiver.
May 11 - 11:46 AM

Updating a previous item, free agent Victor Cruz will visit the Jaguars on May 23.

Cruz will also work out for the team. On paper, the fit doesn't make a ton of sense for Cruz, as he'd have to fight for (likely) nothing more than the No. 4 receiver job. But he has garnered zero known interest and may have to take what he can get at this point. Perhaps new EVP Tom Coughlin wants to do Cruz a favor and allow him to come in and set the tone with the young Jaguars.
May 11 - 11:36 AM

Free agent Victor Cruz is visiting the Jaguars on Thursday.

The Giants released Cruz in February. He quickly visited the Panthers, but hasn't been linked to another team in nearly three months. The Jaguars don't make a whole lot of sense with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Marqise Lee atop the depth chart. But Cruz's old coach, Tom Coughlin, is now running the show in Jacksonville and could let him compete for a job.
May 11 - 10:21 AM

Free agent WR Victor Cruz said he has no plans to retire.

"I can still play," Cruz claims. The veteran met with the Panthers in February, but his market has been silent since. It is likely he latches on with a team as training camp approaches, but he is nearing the end of the line.
May 2 - 1:00 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants aren't interested in re-signing free agent Victor Cruz.

Cruz hasn't generated any interest since visiting the Panthers back in February. He may have to wait until after the draft to sign with a team.
Mar 22 - 7:35 PM

Free agent WR Victor Cruz said his meeting with the Panthers "went well."

The Record's Art Stapleton writes a deal does not appear to be "imminent," but there is "mutual" interest between Cruz and Carolina. Considering Panthers GM Dave Gettleman was with the Giants when Cruz broke through and they need receiving help, a match makes sense on paper. Still, Cruz did not appear to have much left in the tank in 2016.
Source: The Record
Feb 20 - 7:44 PM

The Black and Blue Review reports free agent Victor Cruz visited the Panthers over the weekend.

Other reports have the visit as happening on Monday. Per reporter Bill Voth, Cruz met with GM Dave Gettleman. Voth reports at least one other team is interested. The visit comes three days after ESPN's David Newton speculated the Panthers could have interest. Cruz came up with the Giants while Gettleman was still with the organization. The Panthers need receiving help, but it's unclear if 30-year-old Cruz could really help anyone at this point.
Feb 20 - 2:04 PM

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