New York Giants Release Rashad Jennings
- Author: Angelo Rivera Feb 14, 2017,
Feb 14, 2017, 0:15
Obviously the production wasn't there for Cruz in 2016, but a lot of that was due to a diminished role with the team.
In the final four games of the regular season, Perkins had double-digit carries and averaged 4.37 yards per carry. His career may not be over but barring a significant pay cut, his Giants legacy is now officially written.
It makes sense. Jennings was just never as good for the Giants as he was for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But at 30 years old, it wouldn't be wise to say that Cruz's days as a contributor are over.
No one should be surprised by the Giants' decision Monday to release wide receiver Victor Cruz, WFAN's Mike Fancesa said.
Cruz had his coming-out party in Year 2, when he finished with 82 receptions for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns.
Cruz missed 26 games over the 2014 and 2015 seasons, though, first with a torn patellar tendon and then with calf surgery. His vision and decisiveness took a major step back this season and while he wasn't given clear running lanes, he didn't create much on his own.
The Bengals have their own questions at wide receiver this offseason with Brandon LaFell set to become a free agent. Signing Cruz would be a major splash for the Ravens in free agency, but it could be a move that helps them better contend in the top half of the AFC. He was able to play in 15 games for the Giants, and he totaled 586 receiving yards.
Gettleman was the Giants' pro personnel director when NY signed Cruz as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Now 31, Jennings' contract made him expendable.