Giants News Regarding Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings

Dan Ward

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The Giants organization released two big name players today in running back Rashad Jennings and wide receiver Victor Cruz. As a result of these moves the Giants have saved about $10 million. The money will most likely be used to re-sign defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins, and Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Another option for the Giants would be to sign a new offensive lineman to replace Ereck Flowers or big name receiver Alshon Jeffery.

In Rashad Jennings’s 3-year stint with the Giants, he never had a 1,000-yard season and only averaged 3.3 yards per carry last season. As a result, the Giants opted to release him, as there was an obvious need for a new running back in New York. Rashad Jennings’s release saved the giants 2.5 million dollars to spend on this year’s free agency.

Meanwhile, in Victor Cruz’s 7-years with the organization, he had 2 1000-yard seasons, 1 ten-touchdown season, and 1 pro-bowl appearance in 2012. His career took a break after he suffered a torn patella tendon against the Eagles in 2014. Cruz also helped the Giants win a super bowl in the 2011-2012 NFL season. He is a player that will surely be missed following his 7-year career with the Giants.