Ex-Giants WR Victor Cruz reportedly will visit with Tom Coughlin's Jaguars
Then-Giants coach Tom Coughlin took a chance on Victor Cruz back when the wide receiver was an undrafted free agent in 2010. It paid off with two 1,000-yard receiving seasons, touchdown salsa dances and a Super Bowl trophy before injuries took their toll and left Cruz in the position where he’s hoping to get another break from Coughlin, who is now the Jaguars’ president of football operations.
Coughlin seems willing to help, as he’s reportedly bringing Cruz in for a free-agent visit later this month.
The Jaguars are fairly set at wide receiver with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee, but there may be room for a veteran hand such as Cruz if he can stay healthy. He missed only one game last season but played in just six total the previous two years. He made a name for himself with 82 catches for 1,536 yards in the Giants’ 2011 Super Bowl season before posting 1,092 and 998 receiving yards in the next two years before injuries hit and moved him down the depth chart.
New York released Cruz in February, then beefed up the position by signing six-time Pro Bowl selection Brandon Marshall.