Why would the Chicago Bears be hosting Victor Cruz?
With the meeting between the Chicago Bears and Victor Cruz coming to light, it has me wondering why you win want an aging, injury prone wide receiver that doesn’t fit
The Bears will host veteran receiver Victor Cruz on a visit at Halas Hall on Monday, according to Kim Jones of NFL Network.
Cruz is also set to visit with the Jaguars on May 23. Jacksonville’s organization is run by his former coach with the Giants, Tom Coughlin.
The 30-year-old Cruz was released by the Giants this offseason but hasn’t drawn much interest since. After missing the entire 2015 season with an injury, Cruz played in 15 games last season, recording 39 catches for 586 yards and a touchdown.
Cruz posted his best seasons in 2011 and 2012, recording a combined 168 catches for 2,628 yards and 19 touchdowns.
When I first heard that the Chicago Bears would be bringing in Victor Cruz for a look, I thought nice maybe another veteran WR presence. The more I think about, it more I don’t know why the hell they would sign him. In the last three seasons, Victor Cruz has only played 21 games. That would be strike one for Cruz. We don’t need to add another wideout that is injury prone. In that period he only caught the ball for 900 yards and two touchdowns. That would be strike two. What is the point of adding a guy who just isn’t productive anymore? Now the third strike knowing all of this who’s spot is he going to take. With the recent signings of a bunch of wide receivers and bringing back Braverman or Tanner Gentry who would you rather have to take the roster spot. An injury prone aging wide receiver that just doesn’t seem to have it anymore or a young guy who you can shape into a productive NFL player.
If Pace is just looking to add a guy for training camp that is a bad idea also. All of the young talent that they have coming in it would just take reps away from them. You want all of those guys on the field as much as possible. The only way for these guys to get acclimated to the NFL level is to take as many reps as possible at the Chicago Bears training camp.