The New York Giants made two additions to the list of notable cuts ahead of the 2017 NFL offseason by releasing wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings on Monday.
Cruz, 30, worked his way back from a torn patellar tendon that cost him 26 consecutive games in 2014 and 2015 to play in 15 games last season, but understandably didn't look like the player he was before the injury. The former Pro Bowler had salary cap numbers of $9.4 million in 2017 and $8.5 million in 2018, making the decision to release him a no-brainer.
Jennings rushed for nearly 900 yards in 2015, but struggled in 2016, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry on 181 rushing attempts. Rather than bring him back for the final year of a four-year, $10 million deal, the Giants elected to cut ties with the player who led them in rushing each of the last two seasons.
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Cruz and Jennings are now street free agents who will likely generate some interest on the open market, though each would be lucky to sign a deal much above the league minimum for next season. Don't expect any interest from the Seahawks on either player.
Check out snapshots of Cruz, Jennings and more of the league's notable offseason cuts in the gallery above.
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