Victor Cruz has been released by Chicago

The Chicago Bears have released wide receiver Victor Cruz.

What It Means:

Even after Cameron Meredith went down, Cruz still couldn't latch on with the Bears this preseason. The 30 year-old will likely need some injuries and/or a team to take a chance on him to make it on another roster. This should elevate the value of Kendall Wright some.

Cruz averaged 0.66 Reception Net Expected Points (NEP) per target last season, ranking 53rd among the 93 wideouts to see at least 50 targets in 2016.