Ex-Giants WR Victor Cruz Retires, Joins ESPN

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Joining the NFL team as an undrafted free agent in 2010, Cruz caught a touchdown in the New York Giants' 2012 Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots.

Former New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has retired.

In making the announcement Tuesday, the 31-year-old Cruz says he plans to join ESPN as an NFL analyst. He will contribute to variety of shows and make his ESPN debut Wednesday.

Cruz was a seven-year veteran and a 2012 Pro Bowl selection. He joined the Giants in 2010 as an undrafted free agent from Massachusetts. He had his first 1,000-yard season in 2011 and caught a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in February 2012.

In his career, Cruz had 303 catches for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns, including an NFL record-tying 99-yard reception in December 2011. He was signed by the Chicago Bears in 2017 but cut before the season.