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Victor Cruz | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
College: Massachusetts
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Victor Cruz (calf) will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.
It means Cruz will miss the entire preseason. Coming back from a devastating knee injury, Cruz remains on track for Week 1. He's in the WR3 conversation. Aug 27 - 2:09 PM

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Victor Cruz confirmed he is dealing with inflammation in his calf.

Cruz said he should be good to go by the season opener, but any missed time is concerning coming off a devastating knee injury. Coach Tom Coughlin said he would like to get Cruz involved in the third preseason game, but that appears unlikely.
Aug 25 - 12:55 PM

Victor Cruz (knee) will miss Saturday's preseason game.

Cruz is practicing without restrictions, but there's no reason to risk a setback. The Giants could clear Cruz for next week's dress rehearsal.
Aug 22 - 6:29 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Victor Cruz is unlikely to play in the team's second preseason game.

Cruz missed Wednesday's practice with a minor calf injury in his left leg. Coming off a devastating (right) knee injury, there is no reason to risk him in a preseason game. Cruz could play in the regular season dress rehearsal.
Aug 20 - 12:55 PM

The Giants have removed the practice restrictions on Victor Cruz (patellar tendon), who on Monday declared himself "100 percent."

He'll be a full participant in Monday evening's Giants practice and may play in the second preseason game later this week. "I feel good. The knee is 100 percent," Cruz said during in a WFAN interview. "[Sunday] was probably my most physically enduring practice, in terms of limitations. You know they have been keeping me down to a number of plays per day. {Sunday] was my most." Cruz is ten months removed from surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon. While we remain skeptical of his re-draft value, Cruz should help the Giants as a possession-slot receiver if he can stay healthy this year.
Aug 17 - 5:46 PM

Victor Cruz (knee) received a handful of snaps in both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 during Wednesday's joint practice with the Bengals.

Considering Cruz is just 10 months removed from his patellar tendon tear, it's a surprise he was allowed to go 11-on-11 vs. an enemy. "I felt good in and out of breaks and getting open, things like that. There's no pain, nothing hurts," he said. Cruz will not play in Friday's preseason game, but certainly appears to have a real shot at suiting up Week 1.
Aug 13 - 8:11 AM

Victor Cruz (knee) is doubtful for the Giants preseason opener.

Cruz will make the trip to Cincinnati so he can continue his individual work, but isn't expected to be cleared for Friday’s game. Giants CB Prince Amukamara (groin) will also be held out.
Aug 8 - 5:55 PM

Beat writer Jordan Raanan says Victor Cruz (knee) looks "solid" so far at camp.

Cruz doesn't look "quite as shifty and explosive," but that's to be expected as he's just 10 months removed from a nasty patellar tendon tear. His ability to go to the ground on his knee, make catches and pop back up is encouraging. For now, Cruz appears to be on track for Week 1.
Aug 3 - 8:55 AM

Victor Cruz (knee) has avoided the PUP list to begin training camp, but will be "eased in."

Cruz has made surprisingly-fast progress since tearing his patellar tendon last Week 6, and is tentatively expected to play in the preseason. He should be ready to go for Week 1. With Odell Beckham established as one of the best wideouts in the NFL, Cruz is no longer a WR1/2, but checks in as an upside WR3.
Jul 30 - 5:04 PM

Giants CB Prince Amukamara raved about Victor Cruz (knee) after the duo worked out together recently.

"I'm telling you, this guy looked fab... I'm telling you. Remember that I said this. This guy looks faster now than he did before," Amukamara said. "I was just looking at him and was like, 'Man, how is this possible?'" Of course, Amukamara is Cruz's teammate and friend, and he's also a very optimistic guy. We're still passing on Cruz in fantasy drafts as he comes off a devastating patellar tear.
Jul 28 - 9:50 AM

Victor Cruz (patellar tear) is expected to play in the preseason.

Cruz expects to be fully healthy by late July. Reports on his rehab continue to be positive, giving him a chance to avoid active/PUP for the start of training camp. The Giants plan to play Cruz in at least one preseason game.
Jul 8 - 4:46 PM

Victor Cruz (patellar tear) believes he'll be ready for the start of training camp.

"From the training staff, the coaches and the front office people, I think everyone’s under the assumption that I’ll be ready to go," Cruz said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. "I don’t think PUP will be an option." Cruz's comments echo those made by coach Tom Coughlin last month. Although we'd still consider the PUP list a real possibility for Cruz to begin camp, it's beginning to appear more and more likely that he'll be ready for Week 1.
Jul 7 - 4:30 PM

Coach Tom Coughlin said the Giants expect Victor Cruz (patellar tear) to avoid active/PUP to start training camp.

In other words, the Giants think Cruz will be ready to participate from Day 1 of camp. It also means they couldn't stash him on reserve/PUP to start the year -- a move that would rule him out of the first six weeks. Cruz claims he'll be "somewhere around 100 percent" by late July or early August. The fact that the Giants have joined him in his optimism bodes well.
Jun 18 - 12:31 PM

Victor Cruz (patellar tear) said he "should be somewhere around 100 percent" by "late July, early August."

If that's true, Cruz would have completed one of the most remarkable recoveries from a patellar tear in NFL history. He has been spotted doing some sprints on the sidelines during OTAs, a sign he's had no setbacks whatsoever. The Giants' first preseason game is August 14.
Jun 18 - 8:12 AM

Victor Cruz (patellar tear) said he's "about 80 percent there" with his rehab.

"I think it's just a matter of continuing to build the strength for the last leg of it," Cruz said Wednesday. "I’ve been running some routes for about two weeks now, and there’s been no pain, no swelling or anything like that, which are all good signs." It's a very optimistic take from Cruz, as we'd expect from a guy going through rehab. We'll have to wait until training camp to see if his optimism is warranted as he comes off one of the most serious injuries a player can have.
May 28 - 8:12 AM

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