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Report: Broncos working to meet with free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz

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Sounds like the Broncos could find their slot receiver before the start of free agency.

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According to ESPN's Jeff Legwold, the Denver Broncos were already working to meet with recently released New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz on Monday, the same day he was released by the Giants.

As Legwold states, Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway already stated that the team already plans to be "involved" in Free Agency, so a quick strike weeks before Free Agency makes sense. The first target on Elway's wish list appears to be former New York Giants wide receiver Victory Cruz.

"Elway, the Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager, has said that team will be "involved in free agency." And to that end the Broncos were already working Monday to at least meet with wide receiver Victor Cruz."

After only playing in six games during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Cruz bounced back to play in 15 games for the Giants this past year, but his production dropped sharply. Cruz totaled 39 receptions for 586 yards and 1 touchdown for the New York Giants this season. He was the third option in the Giants receiving options behind Odell Beckham Jr. and rookie Sterling Shepard.

With former San Diego Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy running the Broncos offense, it was assumed that they would be going towards more of a spread/shotgun offense. That would mean that the team would need to invest in a slot receiver and/or a move tight end. Cruz is a veteran slot receiver who can be a security blanket for whoever the quarterback is for the Broncos.

My best guess here is that the Broncos are just doing their due diligence here, but when free agents visit Denver, they usually do not leave without a contract. Nothing official has come about yet, but if Cruz ends up visiting with the Broncos in the coming days, he could be the Broncos third receiving weapon in 2017.