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Bears Make Another Addition to the Wide Receiver Position

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears continued to add to the Wide Receiver corps on Thursday afternoon, signing former New York Giants Wide Receiver, Victor Cruz.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirmed via his personal Twitter account that the Bears and Cruz had come to terms on a one-year deal that will bring Cruz to Chicago. No financial info has been released to this point.

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Cruz, 30, has spent all six of his professional seasons with the New York Giants, starting 53 games for the G-Men over that period of time. Cruz started 12 games and appeared in 15 games for the Giants during the 2016 NFL season, catching 39 passes for 586 yards and one touchdown.

The veteran Wide Receiver has caught 303 passes for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns during his NFL career and has been named to the Pro Bowl once, that appearance coming during the 2012 NFL season when he caught 86 passes for 1,092 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Cruz posted back-to-back seasons of 1,000 or more receiving yards in 2011 and 2012 and fell two yards short in 2013 when he posted 998 receiving yards, before being bit by the injury bug and steadily declining from a numbers stand-point in the time since.

The Bears have now added Cruz, Markus Wheaton and Kendall Wright to the Wide Receiver position during the offseason.

 

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