Victor Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Giants' Prince Amukamara: Victor Cruz is faster now than before injury

    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

  • Victor Cruz: I won't start Giants camp on PUP list

    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

  • Victor Cruz: Injury is 'going to make me, or it's going to break me'

    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

  • Victor Cruz finds a new silver lining in painful layoff

    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

  • Giants’ Victor Cruz gives latest update on his recovery process

    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

  • Dallas Cowboys running back offers warning for Giants' Victor Cruz's knee injury

    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

  • Victor Cruz, Giants buoyed by latest big step in WR’s recovery

    New York Post "A receiver running routes this time of year is not news, except when that receiver is Victor Cruz and he is coming off major knee surgery. Then, it’s news. “Today we ran some routes and stuff like that, some intermediate stuff, some cutting, planting left and right and it felt good,’’ Cruz..." May 13

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Victor Cruz says he's been cutting and working on routes vs. air. Put himself at 75-80% #Giants

  • Victor Cruz: No doubt I'll be playing in Giants' opener

    NFL.com "Victor Cruz continues to rehab from a devastating patellar tendon tear suffered six months ago. New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese was cautious Thursday when discussing the receiver, but said Cruz is tentatively on schedule to return by Week 1. "He looked good, he's running pretty..." April 23

  • Giant receivers Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz planning TD celebration for next season

    New York Daily News "Just when you thought the Giants’ touchdown celebrations couldn’t get any wilder, the King of the Salsa and the Master of the Whip are planning to collaborate on a very special double-feature. In a revelation that may not exactly make Tom Coughlin smile, veteran receiver Victor Cruz told The..." April 13

  • Victor Cruz could become a tricky problem for Giants

    ESPN New York "A couple of months ago, we took up the question of whether it would be wise for the New York Giants to try to adjust the contract of wide receiver Victor Cruz, who has four years left on the long-term deal he signed prior to the 2013 season. Cruz's 2015 salary cap number of $8.125 million is the..." April 09

  • Is injured Giants wideout Victor Cruz running again?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When we last checked in with Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, he was making solid progress in his recovery from a torn patellar tendon in his knee. Cruz already started doing some light running on an anti-gravity machine, and said it was "only a matter of time before I get out there on that..." April 02

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    Bart Hubbuch @BartHubbuch

    Coughlin says the goal for Victor Cruz is Week 1, but "if it doesn't happen, we just went through that" with Odell Beckham last year.

  • With Victor Cruz out, NY Giants say Odell Beckham Jr.’s no rookie anymore

    New York Daily News "He has played in just three NFL games, and even his coaches admit that he has barely digested the whole playbook. But the kid gloves are off Odell Beckham Jr., because with Victor Cruz gone for the year, the Giants just don’t have much choice. And that’s exactly what receivers coach Sean Ryan..." October 22

  • Victor Cruz's trainer: 'He will be back. I have no question about that whatsoever'

    Newark Star-Ledger "A torn patellar tendon has ended the career of many NFL players, but the personal trainer for Victor Cruz, who underwent surgery Tuesday, insists the Giants wide receiver will be back. Cruz tore his right patellar tendon in Sunday night's 27-0 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Sean Donellan,..." October 15

  • Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. shows he's ready to fill in for Victor Cruz

    Sporting News "After three straight wins and three straight 30-plus point performances, the Giants entered their Sunday night matchup against the Eagles with plenty of momentum. The offense was clicking, the defense was consistently keeping opposing quarterbacks off balance and the Giants looked poised to remain..." October 14

  • No-fer! Victor Cruz deems opener against Lions a ‘must-win’

    New York Post "After what the Giants went through last season, Victor Cruz isn’t afraid to label this year’s season opener a must-win game. An ugly 0-6 start in 2013 all but guaranteed the Giants a second consecutive year without a playoff berth, which is why Cruz and others said Monday that it’s crucial Big..." September 02

  • Giants star Victor Cruz proposes to longtime girlfriend

    Page Six "New York Giants star Victor Cruz has proposed to his longtime girlfriend Elaina Watley, Page Six has exclusively learned. Wide receiver Cruz passed Watley a diamond ring on July 13 — a Sunday, appropriately for the NFL star — in front of their close family after a “baby dedication” ceremony for..." July 22

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz says he wants to be a captain

    New York Daily News "ictor Cruz made it perfectly clear on Wednesday that beyond just revitalizing the Giants offense in 2014, he wants to do something else: be a team captain. “Absolutely,” Cruz said in response to a question about whether he wishes to be named captain. “I feel like that in my progression as an..." May 08

  • Cruz wants Giants to draft another WR

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz knows what the Giants should do with the 12th pick of this year’s NFL draft: Grab a replacement for the departed Hakeem Nicks. That’s something the Giants’ “definitely” need, Cruz said during an interview Thursday on NFL Network. He said the Giants, in order to be successful in..." April 24

  • Victor Cruz lobbying for Giants to re-sign Hakeem Nicks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Victor Cruz wants Hakeem Nicks to stay in East Rutherford. At a fundraising ball for New Jersey children with cancer and blood disorders Wednesday, Cruz admitted that he wants his partner in crime to stay for another season. Nicks, who is set to hit free agency, has the potential to set the..." February 13

  • Cruz: Giants felt extra pressure to be Super Bowl hosts

    New York Post "With the Super Bowl to be played at MetLife Stadium this season, the Giants no doubt had extra motivation to get to the playoffs and make a run at their third title in seven seasons. And Victor Cruz admitted Tuesday the Giants definitely felt the extra pressure. “Probably subconsciously we did...." January 09

  • Victor Cruz endorses Mike Sullivan as Giants next offensive coordinator

    Newark Star-Ledger "Victor Cruz wants Mike Sullivan to be the Giants next offensive coordinator. "Yeah, absolutely," he said today at the X Box Loft in Manhattan where he was promoting the console's NFL applications. Cruz said he planned to text Sullivan, who was a quarterbacks coach during his last stretch..." January 08

  • Cruz: “Disconnect” between WRs and Manning

    Pro Football Talk "Once the Giants decide what their receiving corps is going to look like this year, they need to make an effort to get those people together with quarterback Eli Manning. That’s the opinion of wideout Victor Cruz, who said there was a “disconnect” this year which might help explain the..." December 28

  • Coach expects Cruz to be ‘stronger than ever’ in ’14

    New York Post "Tom Coughlin wasn’t thrilled Victor Cruz needed knee surgery this week, but the Giants coach liked the timing of it. Cruz underwent an arthroscopic debridement Thursday in Florida, ending the star wide receiver’s season two games early but — at least in Coughlin’s opinion — setting Cruz up for..." December 21

  • Victor Cruz undergoes knee surgery, out for season

    NFL.com "Victor Cruz's disappointing season looks to be over. The New York Giants declared him out for Week 16 and announced that the wide receiver underwent surgery Thursday on his knee. Cruz was cleared medically after his recent concussion, but underwent an arthroscopic debridement of his knee in..." December 20

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Victor Cruz got a second opinion on his injured knee and Coughlin said "maybe" there'll be an announcement later. ... Doesn't sound good.

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    Art Stapleton @art_stapleton

    Victor Cruz has officially been declared OUT for Sunday's game as expected. Still waiting on update from 2nd opinion on knee. #NYG

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Cruz going through concussion protocol, but Coughlin says the knee "will probably prevent him from doing anything."

  • Victor Cruz may miss rest of season with concussion and knee sprain

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz began Sunday afternoon chasing his third straight 1,000-yard season. He ended the 23-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks by coming two yards short. And now, the rest of his season is in doubt. Cruz made just two catches for 25 yards early in the game, reaching 998 yards. Then, with 2:06..." December 16

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Victor Cruz (neck) not wearing red no-contact jersey at Friday's practice as Coughlin predicted. Looks ready to go Sunday

  • Red Alert! Cruz still limited by neck injury

    New York Daily News "When Victor Cruz walked past Justin Tuck on Thursday, the defensive end screamed “Don’t touch him!” For one day, those were the coach’s orders, too. Cruz was forced to wear a red “non-contact” practice jersey on Thursday because of what he still describes as a “stiff neck”. It stems from a hit..." November 07

  • Victor Cruz expects to play on Sunday

    Newark Star-Ledger "Wide receiver Victor Cruz is still experiencing a “little discomfort” and “stiffness” in his neck after being injured in the Giants’ 15-7 victory over the Eagles on Oct. 27 and was held out of practice yesterday. Cruz was body-slammed to the ground on a tackle and lay on the turf for several..." November 07

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Victor Cruz (neck) will not practice today. #giants

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Victor Cruz says he has "no concern" about his neck and has had "no setback." Neck is just "stiff". He said he'll practice tomorrow.

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Victor Cruz said his injury was a stinger. He obviously doesn't consider it serious since he came back into the game. #NYG

  • Victor Cruz (neck) leaves Giants' game, gets X-rays

    NFL.com "Just when things started to turn around for the New York Giants, they have suffered another key injury. Victor Cruz left Sunday's game in the third quarter in Philadelphia with a neck injury. He went to the locker room immediately to undergo x-rays." October 27

  • Victor Cruz: ‘Every game’s a must win for us’

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz won’t even try to dance around it. The Giants need a victory on Sunday. Promoting his new partnership with McDonald’s on Tuesday as the spokesman for their new Mighty Wings item Cruz said “I think we have to win (Sunday). Every game’s a must-win for us regardless of who we’re..." September 18

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul will practice today. "They are full speed ahead" Tom Coughlin said.

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Giants WR Victor Cruz back at practice appeared to be full go in individual drills.

  • Cruz ditches crutches and walking boot, 'absolutely' expects to play

    New York Daily News "One week ago he was hobbling about on crutches his heavily scrutinized left heel in a walking boot. But on Tuesday Victor Cruz walked only with swagger. The Giants’ star receiver who suffered a left heel bruise last Sunday continues to make a swift recovery. The crutches and walking boot were..." August 28

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    Conor Orr @ConorTOrr

    On a bright note I've been told Victor Cruz is walking around the facility sans-boot. He's completely bootless. A man with no boots. #nyg

  • Giants WR Cruz on crutches, but confident of Week 1 return

    New York Post "Victor Cruz hobbled to meet the media on crutches yesterday his bruised left heel in a walking boot and his status for the season opener in question. The Giants wideout was upbeat and confident he will be ready for Week 1 in Dallas but coach Tom Coughlin refused to say the injury would be a..." August 21

  • Victor Cruz on crutches, in walking boot, vows to play opener

    CBS Sports "First there was concern then relief and now it seems we've circled back. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz left Sunday's preseason game against the Colts with what was later described as a bruised heel. The X-rays were negative and the hope was that he would be ready to play in the season..." August 20

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    Art Stapleton @art_stapleton

    Don't expect to see Victor Cruz on field in game until Dallas Sept. 8 per source. #NYG believe heel contusion will heal w/ rest treatment

  • Giants Cruz leaves game with bruised heel, expected to be OK for opener

    New York Post "After only three plays last night the Giants had two players heading inside for X-rays. It was that kind of evening for the Giants who lost receiver Victor Cruz and center David Baas early in their 20-12 preseason loss to the Colts. There were some tense moments before the X-rays came back..." August 19

  • Bond with Jay Z puts Victor Cruz in an elite group of star athletes

    New York Daily News "Four years ago if Victor Cruz wanted to get into a Jay Z concert he would’ve had to wait on line like anyone else. That’s because he was just like anyone else then a kid who couldn’t have gotten a second of Jay Z’s time. These days if he wants Jay Z he just calls him or sends him a text and the..." August 07

  • Giants looking for Randle to complement Nicks, Cruz

    New York Post "Get all three of them out there healthy running free and easy two split wide another in the slot Eli Manning taking the snap and scanning the field as he would a menu choosing from an appetizing feast consisting of Hakeem Nicks Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. The Giants will take their chances..." August 01

  • Victor Cruz: Hakeem Nicks is N.Y. Giants' No. 1 receiver

    NFL.com "Hakeem Nicks' offseason has been full of question marks after he stayed away from the New York Giants' facility while hoping for a new contract. He then missed training-camp practice Sunday with tightness in his groin further fueling the concerned questions. However at least one man close to..." July 29

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz: 'I don't feel underpaid at all'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Victor Cruz described a recent radio interview in which he intimated that he left some money on the table by signing his six-year $45.879 million contract as something of a momentary hiccup. He said he doesn't feel that way anymore but he also called it an "honest feeling at the time." "It..." July 26

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