Victor Cruz | WR | New York Giants
Posted: 4/24/2014 1:08am et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said he is 100 percent healthy and will not be limited during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Good news on the Cruz front, as he'll need all the reps he can get in the Giants' revamped offense--especially if he's hoping to replicate the Randall Cobb role in Ben McAdoo's offense.
Posted: 3/4/2014 12:28am et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he believes he could be used like the Green Bay Packers use WR Randall Cobb, because offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo worked with the Packers in 2013. 'I do see myself as a Randall Cobb,' Cruz said. 'Hopefully I can sneak in that backfield for a couple plays. I don't know how effective that will be. But we'll definitely see where it takes us. But we'll see. I'm excited to be all over the field this year.' Cruz said he is completely recovered from the knee surgery he had in December. He has been working on weight training for now but hopes to start running routes by the end of March.
Huddle Up: The sooner Cruz gets healthy, the sooner he can start demonstrating his considerable skills first-hand for McAdoo--and the more likely McAdoo is to concoct plays to take advantage of Cruz, like the Packers have done for Cobb.
Posted: 1/26/2014 11:46pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he is very excited about the addition of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo because he believes McAdoo will make the offense extremely explosive.
Huddle Up: This is a situation to watch as McAdoo brings a slice of the Packers' passing game east -- maybe just the remedy after the rugged off-season the Giants just got done struggling through.
Posted: 1/24/2014 11:21pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said the rehab from his knee injury is going well and that his knee is responding to treatment.
Huddle Up: No news is good news when it comes to rehab, so as long as Cruz is staying out of the headlines and off the operating table everything's A-OK in New York.
Posted: 1/8/2014 12:45pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) said he'll be ready for offseason training activities. He's off crutches and doing weight work.
Huddle Up: The Giants have some rebuilding to do with regards to their passing game, so having Cruz on board for offseason activities should help them hit the ground running next fall.
Posted: 12/26/2013 10:35pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: As expected, Cruz has been shut down for the season, missing the team's final 2 games.
Posted: 12/25/2013 5:15pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: It's unlikely he plays this week, but keep an eye on his situation.
Posted: 12/19/2013 4:20pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday, Dec. 19 and will miss the remainder of the season.
Huddle Up: As expected, a disappointing season has come to an early end for Cruz, who finished with 73 catches for 998 yards and 4 TDs -- but none since Week 4. Rueben Randle will now step into Giants' starting lineup alongside Hakeem Nicks.
Posted: 12/18/2013 2:32pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 18, and head coach Tom Coughlin said Cruz's knee 'will probably prevent (Cruz) from doing anything.' The Giants are more concerned with his knee than his concussion.
Huddle Up: As expected. You should find an alternative.
Posted: 12/16/2013 12:05am et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) was unable to return to the Week 15 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a concussion and knee injury. Head coach Tom Coughlin was uncertain if Cruz would be able to return for the final two regular season games.
Huddle Up: Updating an earlier report. It looks like you might need to find an alternative.
Posted: 12/15/2013 10:33pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) left the Week 15 game with a concussion and a sprained knee. He will not return.
Huddle Up: Cruz has been a bitter disappointment for much of the season, and now you might be without him for your fantasy championship game if you got there. Plan accordingly.
Posted: 11/8/2013 4:57pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is probable for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Cruz has shown steady progress throughout the week after sitting out Wednesday and practicing Thursday while wearing a red, non-contact jersey, so count on him being good to go on game day.
Posted: 10/28/2013 1:43am et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (stinger) said Sunday, Oct. 27, that he suffered a stinger in the Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. After having X-rays taken, he was able to return to the game and finish up. He ended up with 86 yards on seven receptions, and he was targeted 10 times.
Huddle Up: It was good to see him back on the field. David Wilson injured his neck and was nearly knocked out for the season.
Posted: 9/6/2013 5:42pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is probable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Count on having Cruz available, even though he's likely to be at something less than full health.
Posted: 9/5/2013 2:54pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Cruz has been limited all week, and Friday will be a big day to see if the wideout can possibly do a little more and give his fantasy owners some extra confidence heading into Sunday night's opener in Dallas.
Posted: 9/2/2013 12:18pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) practiced Monday, Sept. 2. He looked good while running routes.
Huddle Up: Excellent news. See? We told you his absence in recent weeks was out of an abundance of caution.
Posted: 8/30/2013 6:20pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (foot) is unsure if he will practice Monday, Sept. 2, but still believes he will be ready for the team's Week 1 game.
Huddle Up: It's shaping up to be a week of watching and waiting for Cruz's fantasy owners.
Posted: 8/27/2013 8:15pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) wants to return to the practice field Monday, Sept. 2, and get a couple of days of practice in before being ready for the team's Week 1 game. "Absolutely. That's definitely a date that, a target date for me," said Cruz, who's trying to heal a bruised left heel. 'I want to come out get some days of practice in as well, once the doctors let me and the training staff lets me do so. We're just taking it one day at a time."
Huddle Up: There will be some intensely interested fantasy owners on Labor Day as Cruz, on average, has been the 11th WR off the board in fantasy drafts with an ADP of 33.74.
Posted: 8/26/2013 2:52pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) was walking around without wearing a walking boot at the team's facility Monday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: This is good news for Cruz owners who may have been worried about his early-season availability. As we suspected, the Giants were being cautious with their top receiver.
Posted: 8/20/2013 2:02pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) said he expects to be ready for Week 1. He said he had an MRI that didn't reveal anything serious. He doesn't expect to practice before the season opener.
Huddle Up: Cruz may well play Week 1 but it's going to be tough to have fantasy faith in the WR if he doesn't take the practice field before then. See what develops, but prepare to have to make a judgment call if you're a Cruz owner.
Posted: 8/19/2013 5:54pm et
The New York Giants plan to hold out WR Victor Cruz (heel) until the start of the regular season. The team believes his heel injury will heal with rest and treatment.
Huddle Up: Updating the earlier news item. Once again, there is no reason for Cruz to continue playing during the preseason with a bruised heel. Monitor news out of New York in the meantime.
Posted: 8/19/2013 5:15pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Victor Cruz (heel) probably will not practice Tuesday, Aug. 20, because of the bruised heel he suffered in the team's second preseason game.
Huddle Up: At this point, there is no need for the Giants to rush Cruz back. He obviously knows the offense, and his chemistry with Eli Manning is intact. So long as this bruised heel is not a prolonged issue, you should still draft him with confidence.
Posted: 8/18/2013 8:48pm et
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) left Sunday night's preseason game on the Giants' first offensive possession with a foot injury and underwent X-rays. He has been diagnosed with a bruised heel after X-rays came back negative.
Huddle Up: Giants fans and Cruz owners received a dose of good news after the wideout's injury scare. The G-Men do have decent depth at receiver -- as long as fellow starter Hakeem Nicks is playing -- but there's definitely not another Cruz waiting around in the wings.