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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 (calf, knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.
It's a big step for Cruz, who wasn't expected back until training camp. Cruz jogged at Monday's session but advanced to running and catching passes on Tuesday. He returned to the sideline for team drills but should be a full-go by training camp. Rookie Sterling Shepard is expected to start opposite Odell Beckham. Cruz is penciled in as the Giants' third receiver. Jun 14 - 12:14 PM

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Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is optimistic he'll be able to practice at next week's minicamp.

This conflicts with a previous report that suggested Cruz would be out until training camp. Cruz hasn't practiced since November but is hoping to take part in individual drills next week. "I ran some routes this past Friday, some full speed routes and everything went well," said Cruz. "They might throw me out there with the wolves a little bit so we'll see how it goes." Cruz should have an extremely light workload if he practices next week.
Jun 12 - 9:21 AM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) isn’t expected to be cleared for minicamp.

The Giants aren’t taking any chances with Cruz after multiple 2015 setbacks. Cruz remains questionable for the start of training camp.
Jun 11 - 8:04 PM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said the team wants Victor Cruz (calf, knee) to focus on training camp.

"Right now, we're looking for him to get back here, and he's working to get back, for training camp," McAdoo said. "That's the goal. Small steps." Cruz has declared himself 100 percent, but he is being held out of the offseason program as a precaution. Any contributions Cruz makes this season will be a bonus.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 12:47 PM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is working on a side field at Giants OTAs.

Cruz continues his long journey back from serious calf and knee problems and still isn't ready for team drills with the Giants opening OTAs on Monday. It's possible he'll work with the offense at some point this week, but it's another reminder just how fragile he's become. Both by the team and in fantasy, anything that Cruz does in the box score this year should be considered a bonus.
May 23 - 11:26 AM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) has been limited at voluntary workouts.

Cruz said he was healthy last month, but hasn’t been fully cleared to practice. The Giants are moving him slowly after multiple 2015 setbacks. Cruz is on track for OTAs/training camp.
May 14 - 9:10 PM

Victor Cruz (calf, knee) still expects to be "full go" for training camp.

Cruz also said he "should" be ready for Week 1. Cruz has previously declared his health 100 percent, so he's just being overly cautious. With the possibility of a setback seemingly high, the Giants have zero reason to rush Cruz before camp.
May 10 - 1:46 PM

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

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

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FB1Nikita Whitlock
2Will Johnson
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Geremy Davis
4Roger Lewis
5Donte Foster
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
3Myles White
4Tavarres King
5Kadron Boone
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Will Tye
2Larry Donnell
3Matt LaCosse
4Jerell Adams
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Emmett Cleary
3Byron Stingily
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RT1Marshall Newhouse
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K1Josh Brown
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