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Victor Cruz tones down conspiracy theory

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A month later, Victor Cruz has toned down his conspiracy theory comments about his former team.

Cruz, back in New Jersey for his Victor Cruz Foundation Football Exhibition and Skills Challenge, backed down from earlier allegations the Giants purposely kept the ball from him to make it easier to cut him. The Giants have denied Cruz’s claims.

I don’t know what their plans [were],” Cruz said Wednesday, via Howie Kussoy of the New York Post. “I don’t know what they think about upstairs.

“I haven’t had any conversations with anyone. Everyone’s underway with their programs. . . . No one has time to handle issues and for me to call, and all those things. Just turn the page and move on.”

Cruz, 30, was scheduled to make $7.5 million in salary and bonuses this season and count $9.4 million against the Giants’ salary cap. He made only 39 receptions for 586 yards and one touchdown in 15 games last season and played only six games combined in 2014-15 because of injuries. He signed a one-year deal with the Bears worth up to $4 million.

“Even after a Super Bowl, or after an injury-riddled two years, I always feel like I’ve got something to prove because I do,” Cruz said. “You’re only as good as your last catch, your last game, your last year of production. That’s what they categorize you as, whatever you’ve last shown on that field.

“I’m excited for that opportunity.”

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8 Responses to “Victor Cruz tones down conspiracy theory”
  1. cobrala2 says: Jun 28, 2017 9:05 PM

    Someone listened to their agent.

  2. kcbosch says: Jun 28, 2017 9:19 PM

    Redskins are winning the NFC East this season.

  3. ZcodeSportSystem.com says: Jun 28, 2017 10:06 PM

    At the end of the day, team will do whatever is best interest for them.

  4. binarymath says: Jun 28, 2017 10:34 PM

    $9.4 M cap hit divided by his epic 39 catches last year works out to just under a quarter million per reception.

    But Cruz is correct that there is a vast conspiracy working against him. I think they call themselves “fifth grade math”…

  5. bocadiver1 says: Jun 29, 2017 8:27 AM

    We loved him when he was in one piece, we rooted for him to put the pieces back together and waited for him to be the “old” Victor last year. Alas, he just wasn’t. Good luck in Chicago but I fear it’s simply over for him.

  6. redlikethepig says: Jun 29, 2017 10:11 AM

    The Giants paid him $15,000,000 for 2 years of rehab. Then sabotaged his comeback ? Right, that makes sense.

  7. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 29, 2017 3:40 PM

    H sounds like a guy who hasn’t gotten over a girlfriend who dumped him.

  8. breadmeatcheese says: Jul 2, 2017 10:46 AM

    yes but what he really wants to do is just dance!

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