Cruz, Jennings released
The New York Giants cleared roughly $10 million in salary cap space by releasing longtime fan favourite Victor Cruz and starting running back Rashad Jennings. The National Football League team announced the moves on 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, 30, joined the Giants as a free agent in ’10 and helped them win their second Super Bowl under Tom Coughlin. A knee injury and a calf problem caused him to miss most of the ’14 season and all of the following season. He returned this past season but was limited to 39 catches and one touchdown. Jennings joined the Giants as a free agent in ’14, after four seasons with Jacksonville and one with the Oakland Raiders. In three years, he rushed for 2,095 yards and 10 TDs.