WR - FA
Week 3 Outlook
The New York Giants beat writer Art Stapleton is reporting that the Bears have released wide receiver Victor Cruz.
This is somewhat surprising after the Bears witnessed their top wide receiver Cameron Meredith go down with a season-ending knee injury just one week ago. You would have thought they would try and keep depth, but ultimately his salary was too large for them. The writing was on the wall when they played him into the fourth quarter of the first preseason game. If he can't stick to a wide receiver-needy team like the Bears, it's likely the end of the road for Cruz, who was a dominant fantasy player in 2011. It was a great story of a former undrafted free agent, but all good things must come to an end.
Victor Cruz was not involved much in Sunday's game. He was targeted twice, caught one pass for eight yards.
Cruz has been a slight disappointment this preseason and if it were not for the injury to Cameron Meredith, he may have been a roster cut. However, the Bears may likely keep Cruz for some receiving depth and options.
Victor Cruz caught the first Bears touchdown of the season. He finished with three catches for 11 yards and one touchdown. That touchdown was also the first touchdown for rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Cruz looks to add to the receiving depth the Bears have. He has a history of injuries, but hopefully those are behind him as he can be a main piece in the Bears offense this season.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Chicago Bears and free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz have agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Thursday. However, the deal may not be signed for "a few days."
Cruz, who spent the bulk of the offseason in search of a new suitor after being released by the Giants, agreed in principle to a deal with the Bears Thursday. The oft-injured wideout has a realistic opportunity to find himself in a prominent role in Chicago for the upcoming season as the Bears need help at receiver. Expect Cruz to open the 2017 campaign as one of Chicago's top three receivers if his health remains intact.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz will visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 23.
Along with Jacksonville, Cruz is reportedly linked to the Ravens as well. Both teams and the free agent wideout have a "mutual interest" in each other. The oft-injured Cruz is expected to land with a club in time for the start of training camp in July. From a fantasy football perspective, Cruz will have greater value if he signs with Baltimore as there is a need at wideout in the wake of Steve Smith's recent retirement.