New York Daily News "The words “Super Bowl” emerged from the mouths of both Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz Tuesday after their first voluntary minicamp practice under first-year head coach Ben McAdoo. If the Giants want to position themselves as championship contenders again, they’ll probably need Cruz to perform..." April 27
Newark Star-Ledger "Giants general manager Jerry Reese said this week he hopes wide receiver Victor Cruz will be "full-go" by training camp. Cruz is on board with his boss's optimism, telling NJ Advance Media he feels he is back to full strength as he continues to rehab the rare calf injury that cost him the..." April 23
Reese on WR Victor Cruz: "So far, so good. All the doctors are pleased with his progress. We hope he'll be the Victor we know."
Newark Star-Ledger "The reports on Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz have been positive. Coach Ben McAdoo said recently Cruz's knee was feeling pretty good. Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and even co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch also expressed some optimism. It's been a while since any of them have seen..." April 07
Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants and wide receiver Victor Cruz agreed on a restructured contract several weeks back. It was inevitable. After not playing for most of the past two seasons – and all of 2015 – Cruz's $9.9 million salary cap figure for 2016 was unrealistic. His $7.9 million base salary due was way more..." March 22
Newark Star-Ledger "Victor Cruz and the Giants agreed to a restructured contract on Wednesday, allowing the wide receiver to remain with the team in 2016 after missing the last 26 games over two seasons due to injury. There was a report the Giants informed Cruz he would be released if he did not agree to a pay..." March 11
New York Post "No one involved ever anticipated this would get contentious and eventually would not get done. The Giants wanted to keep Victor Cruz, but not at the high price tag he was scheduled to carry into the 2016 season. Cruz wanted to stay, and knew he would have to take a pay cut to stay on the..." March 10
#Giants have informed WR Victor Cruz they will release him unless he agrees to pay cut. Negotiations under way, per source
New York Daily News "Victor Cruz desperately needs the Giants, and the Giants could certainly use his calming, veteran influence at receiver. And that’s why, despite a strange week that seemed to open the possibility for Cruz’s exit from East Rutherford, both the salsa-ing receiver who powered the Giants to a Super..." February 28
Newark Star-Ledger "One of the major questions surrounding the Giants as the NFL Scouting Combine begins in earnest on Wednesday is the future of wide receiver Victor Cruz. Cruz has not played in a game since October of 2014, first suffering a season-ending patellar tendon tear that season before missing all of..." February 24
USA Today "According to Victor Cruz, there’s definitely a little bit of a double standard when it comes to Rob Gronkowski’s partying without harsh judgment. After all, he said, it’s a standard he set for himself. “I mean Gronk is kind of labeled as that guy that likes to have fun and party and things..." February 24
New York Post "Victor Cruz is confident he will be salsa dancing in the end zone for the Giants again this fall. The wide receiver, who hasn’t played in an NFL game since October 2014 because of a torn patellar tendon and a torn calf muscle, predicted Tuesday he will be ready for the start of the 2016..." February 05
Bleacher Report "New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz announces he is having season-ending surgery on his left calf. " November 16
Newark Star-Ledger "Behind the action at Giants practice on Thursday, tucked 100 yards away from the media, was No. 80 in shorts and a helmet running straight-line sprints. As his teammates prepared for their matchup Sunday with the undefeated New England Patriots, wide receiver Victor Cruz continued his attempt to..." November 13
New York Daily News "At this rate, Jason Pierre-Paul, who just returned to the Giants a week ago, is going to beat Victor Cruz onto the football field. On Wednesday, while excitement grew over the possible return of JPP this Sunday in Tampa Bay, Cruz remained in a holding pattern. The veteran receiver still hasn't..." November 04
Pro Football Talk "The saga of Victor Cruz’s calf injury will continue. There was a hopeful report earlier this week that had the Giants feeling “guarded optimism” about getting the wide receiver back on the field because he was feeling no pain in the calf that has sidelined him since early in training camp, but..." October 22
The Score "New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is feeling better, but isn't quite ready for a return to the lineup, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Cruz isn't expected to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys as he continues his recovery from a preseason calf injury. " October 21
Guarded optimism from #Giants on progress for Victor Cruz, per source. No pain in calf. MRI Wednesday. Could gain clearance to run, practice
Pro Football Talk "The Giants were scrambling for wide receivers Sunday night, but it doesn’t appear the reinforcements are on the way. According to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn’t sound optimistic about the chances of wide receiver Victor Cruz returning this week against the..." October 14
New York Daily News "The Giants have roared to the top of the NFC East without one of their top receivers. Next Monday night in Philadelphia, they may battle to stay on top of the division without their top three. That was the news Tom Coughlin delivered during his Monday afternoon conference call, less than 24..." October 13
New York Post "Injured Giants receiver Victor Cruz won’t make his season debut Sunday night against San Francisco, still playing the waiting game instead of NFL games. But he will meet doctors the next day to assess how much progress his calf has made and get a timeline for his return, insisting it’s a matter of..." October 09
Black Sports Online "Victor Cruz has to stop talking to the side chicks, because they are running to multiple sites (ours included) and snitching on him. Here is what one of the sidechicks told US Weekly. Victor Cruz has confirmed that his fiancee, Elaina Watley, did indeed send a group text to some of the women..." October 08
Hip Hop Early "Being a famous professional football player gives Victor Cruz the opportunity to have side chicks in numerous NFL cities. But, alas, the New York Giants wide receiver is engaged. So he can’t take advantage of such a set up. Or can he? Cruz’s fiancee Elaina Watley has allegedly sent out a..." October 07
North Jersey "Victor Cruz received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection Thursday to help quicken the healing of his strained left calf, a source confirmed today. Cruz has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bills after he re-aggravated his calf injury in his first practice since Aug. 17 on..." October 02
New York Daily News "The Giants desperately wanted to believe in Victor Cruz’s return, that he’d be back this season and as good as ever. It wasn’t just that they needed him. It wasn’t just that they were rooting for him. It was that his whole career has been a miracle, and they’ve seen him do the seemingly impossible..." October 01
Pro Football Talk "Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz made a video earlier this week to announce that he would play this week for the first time since tearing his patellar tendon last season and that announcement suggested that all was well with the calf injury that has been bothering him since training camp. Alas,..." September 30
New York Daily News "His dramatic return was supposed to happen on Opening Night, and Victor Cruz never doubted that it would. He believed it even after he strained his calf muscle in August, and even after he started missing preseason games. When his return was officially delayed, the result was a “brutal” first..." September 29
New York Post "For weeks, Tom Coughlin did not offer updates about Victor Cruz because there wasn’t much to update. Cruz was working through a strained calf, he was doing some things in the pool. He was not running. There was no timetable for his return. Now there is. Coughlin relayed he received word..." September 26
Cruz looked really good in agility drills. Pushed it at full speed.
Victor Cruz (calf) has done some running out on the grass, along with his underwater treadmill workouts, Coughlin said.
New York Daily News "A tough week for the Giants just got a little worse. Speaking publicly for the first time in weeks on Friday, a frustrated Victor Cruz revealed he might not be back with the Giants any time soon. Cruz, who will miss Sunday’s home opener against the Falcons, hopes to return the following..." September 19
NFL.com "Optimism is fading fast around Victor Cruz making his return for the New York Giants in Week 2. The veteran wide receiver sat out Thursday's practice with the lingering calf injury that sidelined him all preseason and kept him out of Sunday night's opener against Dallas. Asked if Cruz would..." September 17
WR Victor Cruz (calf) and LB Jon Beason (knee) will not practice today. Coughlin said Cruz's injury is still just a "strain".
Tom Coughlin said today Victor Cruz is "getting better" but he's not even running yet, which doesn't seem like a good sign.
Most important takeaway from #Giants practice. LB Jon Beason (knee) IS practicing. Victor Cruz (calf) is NOT.
Tom Coughlin said he has not gotten an update on whether WR Victor Cruz (calf) will be cleared to practice anytime soon.
New York Daily News "It has been so easy to believe in one of the best Giants stories of the summer — “The Return,” as Victor Cruz has named his comeback attempt. Sure, his knee injury was extremely serious. But the fact that the kid from Paterson is entering his sixth NFL season is a reminder that he’s done the..." September 01
Big Blue View "New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is continuing to call the calf injury that has sidelined him for about three weeks now "just a little setback." Still, Cruz admitted to reporters on Monday that not only has he not been cleared for practice, he has not yet been allowed to do so much as..." August 31
Coughlin says "not as far as I know'' when asked if Victor Cruz will return to practice this week.
Sporting News "All five passes thrown at Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars fell incomplete, and one fellow New York receiver thinks he knows why. Victor Cruz believes Jacksonville was "gunning for" his second-year superstar teammate. MORE: Top 10..." August 25
New York Daily News "The fairy-tale comeback of Victor Cruz finally hit its first bump, but the wideout insists that he is not the least bit worried. The Giants receiver said Thursday that he does not expect to play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium, thanks to a left..." August 21
Newark Star-Ledger "On the Giants list of injuries this week, two prominent names have not been mentioned. That's because any limitations on wide receivers Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham have been lifted. Both were on a "pitch count" earlier this summer. For Beckham it was the result of a tender hamstring that kept..." August 18
New York Post "When Victor Cruz described his day of work Wednesday as “kind of felt like a normal, everyday thing,’’ the words were music to the ears of the Giants. This was not a normal, everyday deal for Cruz as he vaulted over another hurdle in his quest to return to form following knee surgery. The plan..." August 13
Newsday "It wasn't the move that impressed Victor Cruz. It was the mentality. The Giants wide receiver caught a pass in Saturday's practice, stutter-stepped with what he called a "jump-hop," planted his foot, and took off down the sideline for a few extra yards. It's the kind of play we've seen Cruz..." August 08
CBS Sports "If Victor Cruz can return to the field in 2015 at full strength, then Eli Manning is suddenly working with two top-tier wide receivers in Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. The only problem is that Cruz is coming off a patellar tear that occurred last October. Earlier this offseason, Cruz said the..." July 28
NFL.com "Giants wideout Victor Cruz doesn't see himself easing into training camp despite his recovery from a grueling patellar tendon tear. "The plan is to be ready for training camp and I feel good," Cruz told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I don't think PUP is an option for me." PUP, or the Physically..." July 07
USA Today "Victor Cruz lay in a hospital bed, his right leg strapped to a machine that slowly bent and extended his knee, then monotonously repeated the process — for hours. At the time, the New York Giants receiver didn't want to look at his neglected phone, even though he was suddenly afforded something..." June 27
New York Post "Of course, Victor Cruz did not want to tear up his right knee, did not want to endure surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon. All the time away from the field, all the time rehabbing by himself forced Cruz to step off the wild ride his life and career had become. “The last four years of my..." June 17
New York Post "Victor Cruz is getting close. “I’m about 80 percent there. I think it’s just a matter of continuing to build the strength for the last leg of it,” Cruz told The Post on Wednesday after the Giants’ first OTA practice. “I’ve been running some routes for about two weeks now, and there’s been no..." May 28
Newark Star-Ledger "A torn patellar tendon is no joke. It's so bad that Cowboys running back Ryan Williams wouldn't wish it on his worst enemy. Williams suffered a torn patellar tendon in his knee during a preseason game in 2011, months after being selected by Arizona in the second round of the NFL draft. He was..." May 19