Victor Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Giants' Victor Cruz whining over $46M deal

    New York Post "Victor Cruz last week signed off on a five-year contract extension worth $43 million. Looking back, the 26-year-old sees what some of the NFL’s higher-paid receivers are making and says his new deal does not measure up. “I’m not going to say it’s easy when you see guys getting these huge..." July 17

  • Cruz not about to re-tweet mistake

    New York Post "Victor Cruz emerged contrite and reflective yesterday after the Giants’ Pro Bowl wideout was part of a dustup on Twitter over the weekend in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial. Cruz repeatedly apologized after tweeting Saturday what some took to be a call to violence against Zimmerman..." July 16

  • Giants receiver Victor Cruz apologizes for Zimmerman tweet

    New York Post "Giants star Victor Cruz yesterday admitted he dropped the ball by predicting George Zimmerman would be dead within a year from vigilante justice. The popular, squeaky-clean wide receiver apologized for the ominous tweet, posted moments after Florida jurors acquitted the neighborhood-watch..." July 15

  • Cruz wants to put ‘pressure’ on Nicks to re-up with Giants

    New York Post "By holding their ground, the Giants yesterday secured the services of the popular and productive Victor Cruz at a price they can live with, and one that does not preclude them making a run after this season to re-sign Hakeem Nicks, the other starting receiver. “Oh, yeah, I’m definitely going to..." July 09

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Per source with knowledge of negotiations, long-term deal between Victor Cruz and the Giants is very close. It could come as soon as today.

  • Cruz, Giants agree to 6-year/$46M contract

    NFL.com "Victor Cruz and the New York Giants have been "close" on a contract for a while. It looks like "close" will turn to "done" in short order. NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that Cruz and the New York Giants have agreed on a long-term deal. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, who first had the news,..." July 08

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Giants and Victor Cruz have agreed to terms on new 5-yr extension for $43 million on top of his 1 yr tender. Expected to sign it by tomorrow

  • Giants confident Victor Cruz will sign new deal before camp

    Pro Football Talk "Giants receiver Victor Cruz could still hold out from the start of training camp if the team doesn’t give him the long-term contract he wants. But the Giants apparently don’t think that’s going to happen. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that there’s a high degree of confidence that Cruz and..." July 02

  • Cruz expected to ink long-term Giants deal

    New York Post "Victor Cruz could be close to becoming a Giant for the long haul. The Pro Bowl wide receiver is expected to end his contract stalemate with Big Blue before the start of training camp by signing a long-term deal, according to an ESPN report last night quoting team and league sources. Cruz..." July 02

  • NFL agent: Cruz’s only option to sign Giants deal

    New York Post "Victor Cruz has no choice between now and training camp but to sign the multi-year offer the Giants weeks ago put on the table, because playing for less than $3 million for this season makes absolutely no sense. So says a prominent NFL player agent who has done many lucrative deals throughout..." June 18

  • Cruz likely will show up by at Giants camp by August 6

    Pro Football Talk "While it’s still possible that Giants receiver Victor Cruz will skip training camp and uncur daily fines of $30,000 despite signing his restricted free agency tender, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll hold out beyond August 6. Because Cruz is now under contract, failing to show up at least 30..." June 15

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Victor Cruz to sign one-year tender of just under $3 million on day Giants could slash to just over $600k. Will be in camp as talks continue

  • Victor Cruz expected to sign his one-year, $2.879M tender with the NY Giants

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz still doesn't have his long-term deal with the Giants, but he is signing up for at least one more year. The restricted free agent was enroute to the Meadowlands on Friday morning where he is expected to sign his one-year, $2.879 million tender, an NFL source confirmed. By doing so,..." June 14

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