After being released by the New York Giants, Victor Cruz visits with the Carolina Panthers looking to add salsa to Cam Newton‘s diet.
Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has begun looking for a team to play for next season.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Cruz visited with the Carolina Panthers on Monday. Cruz visiting the Panthers makes sense since the Panthers have a Giants connection. Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman worked in the Giants front office when Big Blue signed the receiver in 2010.
On Victor Cruz, he is visiting the Panthers, as @BlackBlueReview reported, but sources say his visit is today and not yet complete.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 20, 2017
Last week, Big Blue released Cruz in an effort to save money. He would have been a $9.4 million cap hit on the Giants if he hadn’t been released. This past season he had 39 catches for 586 yards and a touchdown, according to Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News.
Cruz going to the Panthers would be a good move as Carolina is looking to fill the void left by the departure of Ted Ginn. The Panthers could also lose Corey “Philly” Brown, who is on of Cam Newton’s targets, as he is entering restricted free agency. The receiver could help out in the slot where the Panthers are weak.
The Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Baltimore Ravens are other possibilities of where Cruz could go.