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Victor Cruz visits with Tom Coughlin's Jaguars

The former Giant head coach is evidently given Victor Cruz a chance to prolong his football career.

Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is one of the top free agents still available, and his most promising suitor is someone who he’s familiar with to say the least.

 

According to multiple reports, Cruz will visit his former head coach and Jacksonville Jaguars executive vice president of football operation Tom Coughlin, but the exact time in which he will do so varies from source to source.

 

USA Today has reported that Cruz’s meeting with the team was today, while others say that it’s set for a later date this month.   Regardless of the meeting, it appears to be unlikely that Coughlin and his new team actually sign the veteran wide receiver to a contract.

 

Not only is Jacksonville the only team that has shown a real interest in at least meeting with Cruz, but they’re also loaded at wide receiver with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Rashad Greene and the recently drafted Dede Westbrook.

 

That depth makes the Jaguars unlikely to snag him up, but Cruz himself comes with some questions that would hurt him even if the Jaguars needed a second or third-tier receiver.

 

Not only has his production gone way down in recent years, but his leadership ability took a major hit after he and his fellow Giant wide receivers went down to Florida on an off day the week of their opening round playoff loss against the Green Bay Packers.

 

These events, coupled by poor play and a lack of necessity at the position should all be signs that there likely won’t be a Giants reunion between former coach and player in the Sunshine State. 


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