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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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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. Feb 9 - 9:42 AM
Source: ESPN

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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

Victor Cruz (calf) is targeting Week 12 for his return.

"After the bye looks like a promising date," said Cruz. That's still a long way off but at least Cruz is making strides. He was able to run on Thursday and said his calf feels good. For now, Dwayne Harris will continue to handle slot duties for the Giants with Rueben Randle starting opposite Odell Beckham.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 02:34:00 PM

Victor Cruz (calf) remains without a timetable for return.

That's for practice, so he's even further away from game action. It's getting to the point where we may not see Cruz this season, as he continues to deal with a strained calf that's required a PRP injection. Odell Beckham, Rueben Randle, and Dwayne Harris will continue to make up the Giants' three-wide set while Cruz is out.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Victor Cruz (calf) is out for Week 8 against the Saints.

Coach Tom Coughlin tipped his hand on Cruz earlier this week. It's been over a year since Cruz played an NFL game. There's no timetable for his return.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed the Giants don't expect Victor Cruz (calf) to play Week 8 against the Saints.

Last week it looked like Cruz was nearing a return but an MRI revealed more damage to his injured calf. There's still no timetable for his return. Odell Beckham and Larry Donnell have been the Giants' most targeted receivers during his absence.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Victor Cruz (calf) has "no timetable at all right now."

This is getting ridiculous. The G-Men might not be far away from simply stashing Cruz on injured reserve. He should be on the waiver wire in 12-14 team leagues.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Victor Cruz (calf) has not been cleared to practice.

Coach Tom Coughlin said an MRI showed there is still damage in Cruz's injured calf. Cruz reportedly is no longer dealing with pain in the calf, but he will not be allowed to practice until the injury is fully healed. He is out indefinitely.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin declined to update Victor Cruz's (calf) status on Tuesday.

Cruz will reportedly undergo an MRI on Wednesday. If the results are favorable, he could resume practicing, but the gruff Coughlin wasn't registering any guesses. Cruz won't be back for Week 7.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 04:42:00 PM

The Record's Art Stapleton reports Victor Cruz is no longer dealing with pain in his injured calf.

Cruz will have an MRI on Wednesday which could give him clearance to practice. If Cruz is cleared to practice this week, it is possible he returns to game action Week 8 against the Saints. We have been down this road too many times before with Cruz to say his return is imminent, but he does appear to be trending in the right direction.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Victor Cruz (calf) has still not been cleared to practice.

"He’s rehabbing, working indoors primarily, working with the trainers, he’s in every meeting," Coughlin said. "However, he has not been cleared to be on the field." It is highly unlikely Cruz plays this week, and it does not look like he is anywhere close to a return. He can be dropped in all leagues.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Speaking Monday, Giants coach Tom Coughlin offered no update on Victor Cruz's (calf) return timetable.

Cruz was supposedly going to be "reevaluated" on Monday, but Coughlin acted like he had no idea about that. "You know more than I do," Coughlin told reporters. "I didn't know that was happening." Seemingly not anywhere close to a return, Cruz has been drop worthy in 14-team leagues for weeks now.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 04:40:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
3Andre Williams
4Orleans Darkwa
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Rashad Jennings
FB1Nikita Whitlock
WR11Odell Beckham
2Victor Cruz
3Ben Edwards
4G.J. Kinne
5Tavarres King
WR21Dwayne Harris
2Myles White
3Geremy Davis
4Marcus Harris
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerome Cunningham
4Matt LaCosse
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Emmett Cleary
LG1Justin Pugh
2Adam Gettis
C1Weston Richburg
2Shane McDermott
3Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
3Jake Rodgers
K1Tom Obarski