NFL Rumors: Anquan Boldin, Victor Cruz top options for Giants at wide receiver
The Giants are desperate for wide receivers. Could they dial up some out of work veterans?
It's almost time to give up and just let the tank happen for the Giants. Almost.
But with 12 entire games ahead and Eli Manning still around for a limited time, the Giants have to sign someone to play wide receiver. Why not take a big swing?
The team now imfamously in an incredible stroke of bad luck lost Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris to injuries last week. Meaning there are four roster spots open.
Some of these will no doubt be filled by practice squad players like Travis Rudolph. The team also reportedly has already settled on journeymen wide outs Darius Powe and Tavares King. But more firepower is needed.
Why not first start with one of Manning's old buddies in former Giant Victor Cruz?
Cut from the Bears this past preseason, Cruz is perfecttly familiar with the Giants' offense and the opportunity for a comeback in a low-expectations environment could be just what the doctor ordered for Cruz — a player the New York Post pontificates could be a possibility.
Want a bigger swing? What about recently retired future hall of famer Anquan Boldin?
Boldin is a big receiver and made his career with the Cardinals and the Ravens, but his recent attempt to play in Buffalo ended badly, as he retired from the team amid rumors he might be cut.
Similar to Cruz, Boldin could return home and attempt to end his football career on a higher note. The Giants' recieving room will be in great need to a veteran presence and both aformentioned players should be sure to have their cell prones on loud and handy in the upcoming days.
Meanwhile, fantasy football owners should likely all look to pick up Roger Lewis, the only remaining healthy receiver. He caught a 29-yard touchdown pass against the Chargers this past weekend.