Earlier today on Uninterrupted.com’s Victor Cruz Show (via VSporto and Bears Sports Radio), Cruz himself said he has narrowed his choices for his new team down to two. The Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens.
The free agent wide receiver has been with New York Giants from 2010 to 2016, racking up 303 receptions, 4,549 yards and 25 touchdown catches.
The Giants cut Cruz in February in a salary cap dump, which saved the team $7.5 million. Cruz accuses the Giants of keeping him on the bench in 2016, to avoid some extra 2017 incentives on his contract, which in turn, made it easier to cut him.
"I felt it all year long. Halfway through the year I'm ballin', the other half I'm not getting the ball. And you're just like, 'what's going on?'” Cruz said Wednesday on 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club.” “It was like 'OK, I see what's happening. They don't want me here anymore.' A lot of people probably don't know this. Let's say I played well — was a 1,000-yard receiver last year — it would have been more difficult from a fan perspective to cut me."
If Cruz is healthy, he’s a quality player, but at 30 years old, coming off a couple injuries, will he be the same player?
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What are your thoughts on Cruz potentially signing with the Bears?