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New York Giants Are Reportedly Releasing Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz is reportedly being released by the New York Giants.

The New York Giants are going to part ways with star wide receiver Victor Cruz, according to a report.

Cruz, 30, will be released by the team, according to Art Stapleton of The Record.

ESPN's Adam Schefter has confirmed the news.

Cruz will have spent seven mostly-successful seasons with the franchise.

The 30-year-old wide receiver, who will turn 31 toward the end of the 2017 NFL season, was an undrafted free agent signed by the Giants in 2010. He played collegiately at UMass and is a native of New Jersey.

Cruz became a star almost right away, catching 82 passes for more than 1,500 yards his first full season in 2011. His production has decreased - in part due to injuries and in part due to the breaking out of Odell Beckham Jr. - every season since. Cruz hasn't had a 1,000 yard season since 2012. He caught 39 passes for 586 yards and one touchdown this past season.

The wide receiver was set to make $6.4 million in 2017 and $7.4 million in 2018. He signed a five-year, $43 million contract with the franchise in 2014.

The Giants went 11-5 in 2016 and lost to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Playoffs Wildcard Round.