According to multiple reports, the Giants released Victor Cruz on Monday. The move ends the UMass product’s tenure with the team after seven seasons, two of which were wiped out by injury.
After missing the entire 2015 season due to a calf injury, Cruz returned to play 15 games last season, making 39 catches for 586 yards and a touchdown. His last season with multiple touchdown receptions was 2013, when he had 73 catches and 998 yards with four touchdowns.
Cruz’ best season came in his first full year, when, after missing the entire 2010 season, he had 82 catches for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns in 2011. He had four catches for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl that season against the Patriots.
Releasing the 30-year-old Cruz will reportedly save New York $7.5 million in salary cap space.