QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
12 hours ago

Cruz (groin) is expected to play one or two drives in Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz logged 29 snaps Saturday against the Jets, making one catch for four yards in his first game action since October 2014. He also got open on a deep route, but the pass was incomplete because of an Eli Manning under-throw. Sterling Shepard, who is expected to serve as the No. 2 wide receiver, will also get a few snaps in Thursday's preseason finale. Health permitting, Cruz figures to serve as the No. 3 wideout, given New York's lack of depth at the position. Returning from an extended layoff, the extent of his offensive involvement remains to be seen, even if there's little question he'll get snaps.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
4 days ago

Cruz (groin) played 29 snaps and had one catch on two targets against the Jets Saturday. He was open deep on one play, but Eli Manning underthrew him.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz emerged unscathed from the contest and now has a chance to stick as the team's No. 2 or No. 3 option. That said, it's still unclear if he can handle daily practices and taking hits on a regular basis. But Saturday's showing was encouraging, and Cruz is still in the mix for the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver job.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
4 days ago

Cruz (groin) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets, Newsday's Art Stapleton reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hobbled by a groin injury through the first two weeks of the preseason, Cruz will finally return to game action for the first time since October of 2014. Despite the extended layoff, he hopes to lock down the No. 3 wideout job in a Giants receiving corps that lacks talent behind starters Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
6 days ago

Head coach Ben McAdoo expects Cruz (groin) to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets. "I'm ready," Cruz added. "It feels like a long time since I've been out there. ... Now it comes to life this Saturday."

EDGE Analysis

A groin injury has impacted Cruz's ability to practice and kept him sidelined during the Giants' first two preseason contests. With back-to-back full practices Tuesday and Wednesday, though, the team's training staff is likely confident that the oft-injured wideout can handle the rigors of game action for the first time since October of 2014.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 week ago

Cruz practiced for the second straight day Wednesday and looks ready to play in Saturday's game against the Jets, SNY reports. "Victor looked great," Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said. "He has had two strong days, got a lot of balls thrown to him. I'm excited about where he is, and hopefully he will have his opportunity against the Jets."

EDGE Analysis

It's encouraging Cruz bounced back from his work in Tuesday's practice without a setback. If he's able to play well in Saturday's preseason game, he's got a good chance to begin the year as one of the Giants' top three receivers.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 week ago

Cruz (groin) practiced in full for the first time this summer, showing quickness and burst, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz beat some reserve cornerbacks off the line and took short passes for long gains during the drills. If his body responds well, he'll have a chance to play in the team's third preseason game against the Jets Saturday. Cruz has some upside as a second or third receiver, but if he has any setbacks he could also be cut.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 week ago

Cruz (groin) will be a full participant at Tuesday's practice, according to coach Ben McAdoo.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz has been plagued by devastating injuries over the past couple years, resulting in questions regarding his roster spot heading into the regular season. He'll need a clean bill of health moving forward in order to remain a Giant, but the fact he's practicing in full capacity Tuesday is a good sign at this point. His status for Saturday's preseason game against the Jets isn't locked in yet, so an update should become available later in the week regarding his ongoing groin issue.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 week ago1 Comment

Cruz's (groin) roster spot with the Giants may ultimately be influenced by his practice and game availability this week, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz hasn't played in a game in almost two years due to injury and has been hampered in practice recently by a lingering groin issue. Although he's made progress in participating in pregame workouts before Saturday's exhibition versus the Bills, Cruz may need to build on that with more consistent and complete involvement this week, and then finally be able to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets. If Cruz is unable to prove he can return to health, his roster spot may come under jeopardy, especially with younger players vying for more opportunities going forward.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 week ago

Cruz's groin injury is "no longer an annoyance", the New York Post reports. Subsequently, head coach Ben McAdoo stated Cruz will take part in Monday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz's level of participation has been irregular of late, but it should normalize now that he is free from the lingering groin injury. During the Giants' preseason game on Saturday, Cruz dressed but did not take part in any capacity. However, Cruz said he hope's to play in the team's third preseason contest on Saturday, but that just may not be a realistic option for the Giants given all the trouble that has taken shape in his attempt to return to action.

QVictor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Cruz (groin) won't suit up for Saturday's preseason game at Buffalo, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Cruz stepped on the field for warmups, he didn't run routes or fit in any other activity of note. He'll thus remain on the sideline while he tends to a groin injury, thereby allowing Sterling Shepard further opportunity to lock down the starting gig opposite Odell Beckham.