Free agent WR Victor Cruz mentioned on his Uninterrupted podcast “The Victor Cruz Show’’ that he “one thousand percent” could help the Giants out this year after they sustained a number of injuries at the receiver position last weekend.
“I’ve been literally thinking to myself of reasons why they wouldn’t and I can’t think of any,’’ Cruz said, via the New York Post.
Cruz said his agent spoke with the Giants after that game and inquired about a possible return.
“They told him they were going to assess their injuries and see exactly where they are and get back to him,’’ Cruz said.
Cruz can already picture being back in New York as a member of the Giants.
“Can I paint a picture for you?’’ Cruz said. “Can you imagine, if I get a phone call from the New York Giants and I go back out there wearing the number 80 in blue and I get in that end zone one more time? Do you understand? I can already hear the deafening screams from the crowd. Already, I can hear it.’’
Cruz, 30, originally signed on with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of UMass back in 2010. He agreed to restructure his contract last year and was set to make a base salary of $7.4 million in 2017 when the Giants cut him loose during the offseason.
Cruz later signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Bears wound up being among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason.
In 2016, Cruz appeared in 15 games for the Giants and caught 39 passes for 586 yards receiving and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 101 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.