Cruz, Jennings let go by Giants; both intend to continue playing

The Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants released wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings on Monday.

Cruz signed with the Giants in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Massachusetts, and has 303 catches for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns. 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 salsa dance in the end zone.

“I did some great things there. There are so many experiences, times and moments that I shared in that building with that team in that jersey,” said Cruz, 30, who grew up roughly 10 miles from the Meadowlands and helped New York win the Super Bowl in 2012. “Those can’t be replaced or forgotten.”

Jennings, who will turn 32 next month, was the Giants’ leading rusher this past season with 593 yards. He missed three games because of a thumb injury.

Cruz and Jennings both said they plan to continue their careers.

“I think there is still a lot of miles left on this body,” Cruz said. “I’ll definitely be searching and looking for work as the time comes.”