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Draft Scout Victor Cruz News
09/01/17 - WR Victor Cruz (knee) suffered an injury trying to make a catch in the second half and had to leave the final preseason game. The severity of the injury and nature of it were not publicized.
The fact he was on the field at that point in the final preseason game wasn't a good indication of how the team felt about his chances to be on the roster.
08/21/17 - WR Victor Cruz seems to be getting a real battle for the slot receiver spot from Kendall Wright.
Cruz was targeted six times in the first preseason game with two catches for 11 yards, but not at all in the second game. Meanwhile, Wright had two catches in the last game and has three total for 23 yards.
05/25/17 - WR Victor Cruz has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears, ESPN reported Thursday. Cruz, 30, spent his previous six seasons with the New York Giants, and he had big seasons in 2011, 2012 and 2013, catching 241 passes for 3,626 yards and 23 touchdowns in 46 games in those three seasons. But his production has decreased in recent seasons, largely because of injuries. He had 39 catches for 586 yards and one touchdown in 2016, when he appeared in 15 games, including 12 starts.
02/20/17 - WR Victor Cruz, released by the New York Giants last week as a salary-cap casualty, made a visit with the Carolina Panthers over the weekend. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the 30-year-old Cruz met with the Panthers and general manager Dave Gettleman, who used to work for the Giants. Cruz finished the 2016 season with just 39 catches for 586 yards and one touchdown in 15 games after coming back from major knee surgery.
02/13/17 - WR Victor Cruz was released by the Giants on Monday in a salary-cap move. The 30-year-old Cruz finished the 2016 season with just 39 catches for 586 yards and one touchdown in 15 games after coming back from major knee surgery. Cruz would have counted $9.4 million against the team's salary cap in 2017. The Giants will free up $7.5 million in cap space with his release.