The former Giants wide receiver who was released last week reportedly met with Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman over the weekend, and is expected to talk with at least one other team, according Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review.
Undrafted out of the University of MA, the Paterson, New Jersey native first caught on with the Giants in 2010.
According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Cruz visited with the Carolina Panthers on Monday. The Giants save an estimated $7.5 million on the salary cap, as they attempt to maximize financial flexibility before free agency begins in March. He was also named to the Pro Bowl, with an impressive 86 catches for 1,092 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season.
Cruz showed some flashes this past year with the Giants, averaging 15.0 ypc, but his injury history, and age, 30, has certainly limited his playmaking ability and he is but a shell of the dynamic receiver he was during the 2011-2012 back-to-back 1000 yard seasons.
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In 67 career games with the Giants, Cruz hauled in 303 receptions for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns.
His role had been diminished late last season as a third option behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard. Cruz would provide a massive upgrade over Brown at the position, and bring some much needed veteran leadership to a position room that missed Jericho Cotchery following his departure after 2015. Reports say the Denver Broncos are one of the first teams to express interest in the wide receiver.