New York Giants Release WR Victor Cruz

The New York Giants may have just released Roberts' successor. The Giants save $7.5 million in salary cap money by cutting the 30-year-old veteran. Cruz took a significant pay cut to return to the Giants a year ago.

He grew up in Paterson and came to the Giants in 2010 as an undrafted free-agent receiver out of MA, a longshot to even make the team, no less become a star. Against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cruz went down with a major knee injury that cost him the rest of the season.

Cruz caught 39 passes for 586 yards this past season, but the Giants are clearly confident with their two young talented receivers, Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard, moving forward. He wasn't the explosive player he had been, and instead of being the star he was the third option in the passing attack.

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His most productive season was in 2011, with 82 receptions for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns, helping the Giants reach Super Bowl, where they beat the New England Patriots. In a career built on overachievement, on giving his all for the Giants franchise, this is perhaps Cruz's final sacrifice for the betterment of the franchise. More importantly to him, the Giants' 11-5 record enabled him to reach the playoffs for the first time in his eight-year career. After all, you don't exactly come back at 100 percent from an injury that sidelined you for almost two full seasons. The move to release Cruz doesn't come as too much of a surprise.

Cruz told the Giants' team site he has "a lot of good football left ahead of me."

Jennings, who turns 32 next month, rushed for 2,095 yards and added 723 receiving yards in three seasons with the Giants.

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But Cruz said he's not done with the game. I think it's a testament to his hard work.

A former seventh-round pick by the Jaguars, he previously spent four seasons in Jacksonville and one in Oakland.

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