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Top Victor Cruz News

  • Victor Cruz: Announces retirement

    Cruz is retiring from football to join ESPN as an NFL analyst, ESPN.com reports.

    Cruz said this past spring that he hoped to continue his playing career, but it was never a likely proposition after he failed to make the Bears' 53-man roster last year. Though serviceable for the Giants in 2016, he's never come close to the pre-injury form he displayed from 2011 to 2013 -- a stretch in which he averaged 79 receiving yards per game. Cruz went undrafted out of UMass in 2010, then burst onto the scene with 1,536 receiving yards in 2011 while helping the Giants win a Super Bowl. He retires at the age of 31, with each of his 303 career receptions coming in a Giants uniform.

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  • Victor Cruz: Wants to play again

    Cruz hopes to continue his NFL career but plans to retire if he doesn't sign with a team before the start of the 2018 season, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Cruz failed to make the Bears' 53-man roster last season and didn't play in 2017. He'll turn 32 in November and is now five years removed from his last season (2013) with more than 39 catches and one touchdown. Cruz might find a team willing to let him compete for a roster spot, but retirement seems to be the most likely outcome. He averaged 80.3 catches for 1,209 yards and 7.7 touchdowns from 2011 to 2013 with the Giants before a series of knee and leg injuries derailed his career.

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  • Victor Cruz: Cut loose by Bears

    The Bears released Cruz (knee) on Saturday.

    Upholding the perceived expectation, Cruz was cut loose by the Bears, despite an affirmation from the wide receiver that he was handed a "clean bill of health" after an MRI, per Josina Anderson of ESPN. Because he didn't find a home until May 25 and the Bears have a critical need for depth at wide receiver, Cruz may not get another chance in the league as he enters what would have been his age-31 season.

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  • Bears' Victor Cruz: Receives 'clean bill of health'

    On Saturday, Cruz (knee) told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he received a "clean bill of health" after a recent MRI.

    Cruz was believed to be a candidate for release or placement on injured reserve due to a knee injury, which he sustained in the Bears' preseason finale. While his health may not be a question mark in the wideout's mind, his cluttered medical chart would suggest otherwise and may play a significant role in the team's decision-making process. On the other hand, losing Cameron Meredith (knee) for the season weakens the receiving corps, meaning Cruz could still be considered for a roster spot.

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  • Bears' Victor Cruz: Injures knee in preseason finale

    Cruz suffered a knee injury and is questionable to return to Thursday's preseason game against the Browns, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

    Cruz was able to walk off the field under his own power, so he may be fully recovered from the injury by the time the regular season arrives. Look for coach John Fox to provide an update on Cruz's condition after the game.

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  • Bears' Victor Cruz: Candidate to be released

    The Bears are expected to either release Cruz (knee) or place him on injured reserve in the near future, contingent upon the results of an MRI, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Apparently, the Bears will jettison Cruz if his MRI comes up clear. If not, he'll be placed on IR and likely receive an injury settlement from the team. Due to the loss of Cameron Meredith (knee) for the season, Cruz had a prime chance to make an impression on the coaching staff, but management will instead roll with Kevin White and a cast of misfits to round out the receiving corps.

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  • Bears' Victor Cruz: Poor performance in third preseason contest

    Cruz caught one pass for eight yards while being targeted twice in Sunday's victory over the Titans.

    Cruz made his lone reception in the two-minute drill while lining up in the slot. However, his most notable play was when he dropped a perfect pass from Mitch Trubisky on a third down in the fourth quarter. He'll be in a battle to earn a roster spot, and it's possible that the injury to Cameron Meredith improves his odds a bit. Regardless, he hasn't looked like the playmaker we knew from his days with the Giants.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Paterson, NJ, USA
Age: 35
School: Massachusetts
Experience: 8