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Victor Cruz | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
College: Massachusetts
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Victor Cruz did not participate in the first day of voluntary minicamp Tuesday.
Coach Ben McAdoo said Cruz is ready to practice, but the team wants to take it slow. Cruz called himself "100 percent" last week. He should be a full-go for OTAs. Apr 26 - 1:05 PM

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Victor Cruz (calf, knee) said he is "100 percent."

"I feel good," Cruz said. "No injuries, no ailments, nothing hurts, no pain." GM Jerry Reese said this week he expects Cruz to be a full-go for training camp, and it looks like Cruz agrees. Still, Cruz was optimistic about his recovery last season, and he did not manage a single snap. Anything Cruz offers on the field in 2016 will be a bonus.
Apr 23 - 10:40 AM

Giants GM Jerry Reese expects Victor Cruz (calf) to be "full go" for training camp, but admits that whatever the team gets from him in 2016 will be a "bonus."

Going on 30, Cruz hasn't appeared in an NFL game for 18 months. He could have easily lost his roster spot this offseason, but the Giants have zero depth at receiver. It's hard to see Cruz providing more than WR5 value in fantasy.
Apr 21 - 12:16 PM

Victor Cruz (calf) has been making progress in his rehab.

Cruz recently posted an Instagram video that showed him running and box jumping at full speed. It's modest progress, but there's now a chance he will be ready for the offseason program. Cruz hasn't played a regular season snap since October 2014.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 7 - 5:08 PM

Victor Cruz has agreed to slash his 2016 $7.9 million base salary to $1.3 million.

It was Cruz's only option. He can make another $4.2 million through playing time incentives, and supposedly even recoup the remaining $2.4 million. We're guessing it would be through extremely-difficult-to-achieve accomplishments, like winning league MVP. Going on 30, injuries have limited Cruz to six games over the past two seasons.
Mar 9 - 8:38 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Giants have told Victor Cruz they will release him if he does not agree to a pay cut.

ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Sunday Cruz and the Giants have opened negotiations about a new deal, but this leak suggests those talks are not going well. Set to count $9.9 million against the cap, Cruz has not played a regular-season game since October of 2014. The Giants cannot trust him to be healthy and effective moving forward, but they also do not have any depth behind Odell Beckham. An incentive-laden deal could work for both sides.
Mar 7 - 10:30 AM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants and Victor Cruz have discussed restructuring his contract.

Graziano believes it is "likely" the two sides will come to an agreement "sometime in the coming days." The Giants are not desperate for cap room by any means, but restructuring Cruz's deal prior to free agency would give them even more space. Cruz has not played a regular-season game since October of 2014. The Giants should view anything they get out of him this season as a bonus.
Source: ESPN
Mar 7 - 8:55 AM

Victor Cruz (calf) has resumed running.

"I've been making a lot of progress," Cruz said Thursday. "The calf is feeling really, really good. I'm excited about the progress." It's good news, but a boilerplate update. Cruz's salary figures to be adjusted in the next few days, as his currently scheduled $7.9 million is untenable. He could be released outright.
Source: NJ.com
Mar 3 - 7:46 PM

Speaking about Victor Cruz on Thursday, Giants GM Jerry Reese said he's "under contract."

In other words, Cruz's Giants future is as uncertain as possible. Cruz won't just have to slash his $7.9 million salary, he'll likely have to agree to an incentive-laden, one-year contract to remain in the Big Apple. The G-Men could decide it's simply best for both sides to move on.
Feb 25 - 2:29 PM

Victor Cruz is "80 percent" confident he's back with the Giants this season.

There's little-to-no chance he's back at his $7.9 million salary and $9.9 million cap hit, but the two sides will likely work something out where Cruz takes a pay cut with the ability to possibly earn his money back via incentives. With Rueben Randle a free agent, the G-Men are in the market for receiver help.
Feb 24 - 9:22 AM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes the "chances are good" Victor Cruz (calf) and the team work out a renegotiated deal which keeps the receiver in New York.

Coming off a torn patellar tendon two seasons ago and a torn calf last season, Cruz has not played an NFL game since October of 2014. There is little chance the Giants will accept a $9.9 million cap hit for a player they cannot rely on to be healthy, but Graziano believes Cruz will be "amenable to a pay cut." If he is, there is enough history and goodwill between the two sides to work something out.
Source: ESPN
Feb 9 - 9:42 AM

NJ.com reports Victor Cruz is expected to have "no long-term problems" from his torn calf.

Per reporter Jordan Raanan, Cruz had a "torn fascia," a "very rare" injury. Going on 30, Cruz enters 2016 having appeared in six games over the past two years. At some point this offseason, his $7.9 million salary will be slashed. It's possible Cruz is outright released.
Feb 4 - 5:13 PM

Victor Cruz (injured reserve) tore his calf trying to run routes on Saturday.

In other words, Cruz is dealing with a new injury, and not just accumulation from when his calf first acted up in camp. Going on 29, Cruz is due $7.9 million in 2016. Coming off two lost seasons, he'll be in for a pay cut, if not his release.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 02:51:00 PM

Victor Cruz announced he will have season-ending surgery on his calf.

Cruz ended last season on injured reserve after suffering a torn patellar tendon. He was able to return from that injury early in training camp, but he suffered a calf strain in August which has sidelined him ever since. Dwayne Harris will continue to fill in as the Giants' slot corner. Cruz is owed $7.9 million in base salary and will count $9.9 million against the cap next year. Coming off two lost seasons with lower-leg issues, there is a real chance the Giants decide to move on this offseason.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Victor Cruz (calf) will progress to running routes against air on Saturday.

Cruz also received a second PRP injection in his balky calf three weeks ago and admits he can start to feel it help advance the healing process. Running routes against air is very early in the rehab process, but the team just wants to see Cruz cut and plant his foot in the ground. After that, Cruz could progress to individual work. Last week, Cruz said he's targeting a Week 12 return.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:07:00 AM

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