Giants release Victor Cruz, Rashad Jennings in salary cap moves

The New York Giants cleared roughly $10 million in salary cap space by releasing longtime fan favorite Victor Cruz and starting running back Rashad Jennings.



The team announced the moves Monday after the two helped the Giants get back into the playoffs for the first time since playing in the Super Bowl in 2012.



Cruz joined the Giants as a free agent in 2010 and his game-breaking ability as wide receiver helped them win their second Super Bowl under Tom Coughlin. A knee injury and a calf problem caused him to miss most of the 2014 season and all of the following season. He made a remarkable return this past season but was limited to 39 catches and one touchdown, which was the only time he got to celebrate with his traditional salsa dancing



Jennings joined the Giants as a free agent in 2014, after playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oakland Raiders. In three years, he played in 40 games and rushed for 2,095 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also had 94 receptions for 723 yards and two scores.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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