Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has been on the unemployment line since he was released by the Chicago Bears, but recent injuries to the Giants receiving corps has left him puzzled.
Cruz has a podcast on Uninterrupted titled, “The Victor Cruz Show.” In it, he expressed the belief that he could “1000 percent” help the receiver-needy Giants. Only one problem: the phone hasn’t rang.
“I’ve been literally thinking to myself of reasons why they wouldn’t and I can’t think of any,” Cruz said according to Tom Rock of Newsday.
Cruz even had his agent reach out to the Giants after four receivers went down during a Sunday loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The franchise told his agent that they’d assess their injuries and see exactly where they were at and get back to him, but with a game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, Cruz hasn’t heard from them.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo was asked about the possibility of bringing Cruz back on Monday, but claimed that wasn’t an option to his knowledge.
Cruz spent six seasons with the Giants, making the Pro Bowl in 2012 and earning fan-favorite status. However, injuries ultimately derailed his career and he hasn’t been able to make a significant impact since 2013.
Still, his knowledge of the offense and his familiarity with Eli Manning makes him a decent off-the-street candidate to help round out their receiving corps given all the injuries.
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