Former New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has retired. Cruz, 31, who last played in an NFL game in 2016, announced his retirement in a video with Uninterrupted. He was released by the Giants after that season and signed with the Bears but was cut before the start of the 2017 season. He also announced his newest job as an NFL analyst for ESPN. According to ESPN.com, Cruz released a statement regarding his decision to join ESPN as an NFL analyst following his retirement announcement: "As I officially close one chapter of my life and begin another, I could not be more thrilled to join another championship team at ESPN. I'm excited to get started and share my insight and analysis with the viewers and fans of the NFL."
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Today @TeamVic announces his official retirement from the @NFL & the official start to his next chapter at @ESPN. Congrats on your extraordinary NFL career & all of your accomplishments to date! You truly embody the essence of being #MoreThanAnAthlete. pic.twitter.com/oJvoNAG14T— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) August 21, 2018