Former Giants WR Victor Cruz said that he would like to continue his NFL career and mentioned that there was “some interest” in him prior to the NFL Draft.
“I just love the game. I think I can still play,” Cruz said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “I don’t want to exhaust all of that before I fall off.”
Cruz added that he will determine whether to retire if he is unable to land a contract around the start of training camp.
“Once that deadline comes, if nothing has happened, I’ll hang them up,” said Cruz. “Probably around training camp time and then we’ll go from there.”
Cruz, 31, originally signed on with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of UMass back in 2010. He agreed to restructure his contract in 2016 and was set to make a base salary of $7.4 million last year when the Giants cut him loose during the offseason.
Cruz later signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Bears but 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 had him rated as the No. 101 receiver out of 119 qualifying players that season.