Victor Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • ‘Explosive’ Victor Cruz inspires hope for long-awaited return

    New York Post "Victor Cruz practiced for the second straight day without any limitations on Wednesday, increasing the chances he will make his long-awaited return Saturday against the Jets. Cruz, who had been out since Aug. 9 with tightness in his groin, showed no signs of a setback and again looked sharp on..." August 25

  • Cowboys fan LeBron James praises Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James is a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan, so the fact he recently sang the praises of two New York Giants wide receivers certainly is an interesting development. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar took to Instagram Tuesday to issue two separate posts to articulate his admiration for Odell..." August 24

  • Victor Cruz expected to play this week

    Sportsnaut "For the first time in nearly two years, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will likely take to the field. Cruz has been out of action since tearing his patella tendon against the Philadelphia Eagles back in October of 2014. Since that horrendous injury, the former Pro Bowl receiver..." August 23

  • Victor Cruz, Eli Apple travel with Giants to preseason game

    Newark Star-Ledger "Some of the marquee names on the Giants' injury list will at least join the team in Buffalo for Saturday's preseason game (4 p.m., MY9). Wide receiver Victor Cruz (groin), cornerback Eli Apple (knee) and left guard Justin Pugh (shoulder) traveled with the team to Buffalo. All three players..." August 19

  • Victor Cruz doomsday would be devastating — but this isn’t it

    New York Post "The sky is not falling on Victor Cruz, and those calling for the Giants to cut their losses and move on from him should chill the heck out. There is nothing Pollyanna about stepping away from the naysayers and mounting gloom and doom surrounding Cruz’s comeback, nothing naïve about preaching..." August 17

  • Giants GM Jerry Reese: We’re still not giving up on Victor Cruz

    New York Daily News "Giants fans may be starting to count out Victor Cruz, but Big Blue isn’t at that point ... yet. “We’re still not giving up on Cruz,” GM Jerry Reese said Monday on WFAN. “Hopefully, he’ll make it back.” Reese’s comments came after the wide receiver missed another practice with the groin..." August 16

  • Ben McAdoo says Giants hoping for Victor Cruz return Sunday

    Newark Star-Ledger "Nothing is set in stone, but the Giants are optimistic wide receiver Victor Cruz could return to practice Sunday, head coach Ben McAdoo said. "We'll take a look," McAdoo said. "But hopefully Sunday." Cruz did not play in Friday's 27-10 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium,..." August 13

  • Victor Cruz downplays his latest injury

    Pro Football Talk "Victor Cruz hasn’t played any football since tearing a patellar tendon on a Sunday night in October 2014. Despite a promising start to training camp, Cruz yet again is delayed, this time with a groin injury. But Cruz says it’s not a big deal. “It feels good. I tweaked it [Tuesday], just a..." August 11

  • Seahawks' Jimmy Graham consulted Victor Cruz while rehabbing patella tendon injury

    USA Today "Jimmy Graham tapped into the insight of a man who could surely relate to his comeback from a torn patella tendon: Victor Cruz. Graham, the Seattle Seahawks tight end, practiced Wednesday for the first time since suffering his injury in November. He consulted Cruz, the New York Giants receiver,..." August 11

  • Victor Cruz misses Giants practice with groin tightness

    Newark Star-Ledger "Wide receiver Victor Cruz sat out of Giants' practice on Wednesday. Cruz's absence came after he was shut down during Tuesday's practice with groin tightness. There is no official word yet on Cruz's status for Friday's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium (7 p.m.,..." August 10

  • Victor Cruz's workload dialed back at Giants training camp

    ESPN "By the time the New York Giants were finishing practice on Sunday, wide receivers Myles White, Geremy Davis and rookie Sterling Shepard were running with the first-team offense. Odell Beckham Jr. had left after having his left leg cleated and Victor Cruz was mostly standing around..." August 01

  • Victor Cruz says he’ll ‘be ready to go’ when Giants training camp opens

    New York Daily News "At long last, after nearly a year-and-a-half away from the game, Victor Cruz is finally ready to hit the field. Hopefully. The Giants’ one-time star receiver, who missed all of 2015 and the final 10 games of 2014 with an assortment of leg woes, said he expects to be ready for action when..." July 24

  • Victor Cruz returns to the practice field

    Big Blue View "It had been so long since he took the field with his New York Giants teammates that when Victor Cruz took the field for individual drills at the start of Tuesday's minicamp the sight of No. 80 was greeted with calls of "who's the new guy?" from his teammates. Cruz took part in a couple of..." June 14

  • Wide receiver Victor Cruz says he might participate in Giants minicamp

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Giants close out their offseason program this week with mandatory minicamp at the Quest Diagnostic Training Center, wide receiver Victor Cruz may be doing some real work with his teammates. He could be practicing to some degree for the first time since last November. Cruz has spent..." June 12

  • 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