Victor Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Despite being on a ‘pitch count,’ Giants’ Victor Cruz says he should be ready to go Week 1

    New York Daily News "With months to go before opening day, Victor Cruz is running routes and believes he’ll be ready to go by Week 1. The Giants wideout, who missed all of last season due to a calf injury in his comeback attempt from a torn right patellar tendon, is participating in offseason drills with the team,..." May 15

  • Despite being on a ‘pitch count,’ Giants’ Victor Cruz says he should be ready to go Week 1

    New York Daily News "With months to go before opening day, Victor Cruz is running routes and believes he’ll be ready to go by Week 1. The Giants wideout, who missed all of last season due to a calf injury in his comeback attempt from a torn right patellar tendon, is participating in offseason drills with the team,..." May 11

  • Giants are going to give Victor Cruz time to make sure he’s right

    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

  • Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz: 'I'm 100 percent'

    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

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    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."

  • Victor Cruz update: Giants star shows off his progress in workout videos

    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

  • Here's a detailed look at Victor Cruz's renegotiated contract

    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

  • Victor Cruz on his pay cut: “I knew it was coming”

    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

  • Victor Cruz takes pay cut to remain with Giants

    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

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Giants have informed WR Victor Cruz they will release him unless he agrees to pay cut. Negotiations under way, per source

  • Despite tension, Victor Cruz and Giants need to dance back to each other

    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

  • Victor Cruz says his chances of returning to Giants are at 80 percent, per report

    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

  • Victor Cruz says no one judges Gronk for partying because 'he's open about it'

    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

  • ‘85 percent’ Victor Cruz says the dream isn’t over

    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

  • Victor Cruz Announces He's Having Season-Ending Surgery on Calf

    Bleacher Report "New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz announces he is having season-ending surgery on his left calf. " November 16

  • Giants' Victor Cruz had 2nd PRP injection, advancing to running routes this weekend

    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

  • Victor Cruz still without a timetable for return to Giants

    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

  • Victor Cruz still not cleared after MRI

    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

  • Report: Giants' Cruz improving, but not expected to play vs. Cowboys

    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

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    Art Stapleton @art_stapleton

    Guarded optimism from #Giants on progress for Victor Cruz, per source. No pain in calf. MRI Wednesday. Could gain clearance to run, practice

  • Tom Coughlin: Victor Cruz not cleared to run on the field yet

    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, Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn’t sound optimistic about the chances of wide receiver Victor Cruz returning this week against the..." October 14

  • Giants could be without Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle vs. Eagles

    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

  • Victor Cruz ‘convinced’ he’ll return — and is circling a date

    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

  • Victor Cruz Confirms Group Text is Real; Told Side Chicks He Was Single

    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

  • Victor Cruz’s Fiancee Just Blew Him And All Of His Side Chicks Up

    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

  • Victor Cruz had PRP injection to help calf heal

    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

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz's future unknown after latest setback

    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

  • Victor Cruz pulled out of practice because of calf

    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

  • Victor Cruz ‘convinced’ he’s playing Sunday after ‘anxiety’ of watching Giants lose

    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

  • Help is nearly here: Victor Cruz has a debut date

    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

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    Cruz looked really good in agility drills. Pushed it at full speed.

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Victor Cruz (calf) has done some running out on the grass, along with his underwater treadmill workouts, Coughlin said.

  • Giants' Victor Cruz may be out till Week 4

    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

  • Victor Cruz (calf) misses Thursday's Giants practice "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

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    WR Victor Cruz (calf) and LB Jon Beason (knee) will not practice today. Coughlin said Cruz's injury is still just a "strain".

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Tom Coughlin said today Victor Cruz is "getting better" but he's not even running yet, which doesn't seem like a good sign.

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Most important takeaway from #Giants practice. LB Jon Beason (knee) IS practicing. Victor Cruz (calf) is NOT.

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Tom Coughlin said he has not gotten an update on whether WR Victor Cruz (calf) will be cleared to practice anytime soon.

  • Cloud hovers over Victor Cruz and comeback story with Giants

    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

  • Giants' wide receiver not yet allowed to run

    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

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    Paul Schwartz @NYPost_Schwartz

    Coughlin says "not as far as I know'' when asked if Victor Cruz will return to practice this week.

  • Victor Cruz suggests Jaguars tried to take out Odell Beckham Jr.

    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

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz says calf injury is ‘minor,’ not expected to play vs. Jaguars

    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

  • Giants' Victor Cruz no longer limited at all, expects to play in preseason game vs. Jaguars

    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

  • Giants see Victor Cruz clear key hurdle on road to recovery

    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

  • Victor Cruz tries jump-hop move: 'Nothing hurt . . . That was a good sign'

    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

  • 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 "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