Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
5 days ago

Cruz plans to discuss his role with coach Ben McAdoo after not being targeted in Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz entered Sunday with just one reception in three straight games, and although each of those catches went for over 35 yards, he wasn't even thrown to against Pittsburgh. That came despite Cruz playing 26 snaps, which it's worth mentioning trailed Roger Lewis' 29 plays Sunday. While Cruz says he isn't unhappy about his recent lack of involvement in the passing game, he also intends to clear things up with coach McAdoo, who had to respond to No. 2 wideout Sterling Shepard not being targeted in Week 12.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Cruz continued his tradition of making one big catch per game Sunday, as he hauled in one of five targets for 37 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz has had one catch in each of the last three weeks for between 37 and 48 yards. It's more of a curiosity than anything fantasy-actionable, however.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
3 weeks ago

Cruz caught one of his two targets for 48 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz's snaps have been reduced of late, and he's no more than a tertiary option at this point in his career.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
3 weeks ago

Cruz (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Contained to limited practices all week as he tends to a low-ankle sprain, Cruz will end his DNP streak at one contest. While he has to jostle with Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard for targets on a weekly basis, Cruz should be able to make an impact against a Bears defense that has surrendered 194.8 receiving yards per game and 10 touchdowns in nine contests to wideouts this season.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
3 weeks ago

Cruz (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the first full session of the week, Cruz remained a limited participant for a second straight day, despite assertions from the wide receiver that he had "no problems" with his workload. According to the New York Daily News, he's tending to a low-right ankle sprain, but Raanan noted the Giants intend to have the veteran back in action Sunday against the Bears. Cruz's removal from the injury report Friday would pave the way for a return.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
3 weeks ago

Cruz (ankle) was limited on the Giants' estimated injury report Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Ben McAdoo contained his players to a jog-through just two days removed from Monday night's win against the Bengals. If his potential activity is any indication, Cruz will partake in at least a limited fashion Thursday. How he emerges from the renewed exertion on his low-ankle sprain will determine his availability for Sunday's contest with the Bears.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
3 weeks ago

Cruz (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Cruz didn't press his luck during a mere jog-through, with the aim of a return to Thursday's full session, per Art Stapleton of The Record. Carrying a low-ankle sprain, Cruz may ease into Week 11 prep, but Thursday's injury report will reveal where he stands in his recovery.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
4 weeks ago

Head coach Ben McAdoo expects Cruz (ankle) take part in practice Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Facing a short week due to an appearance on Monday night, the Giants will be contained to a jog-through Wednesday. A return for the first normal practice of the week would set Cruz on the path to end his DNP streak at one contest, but whether he'll be able to handle more than a limited session on his low-ankle sprain is unclear. His activity level will thus be monitored closely as Sunday's game against the Bears draws closer.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
4 weeks ago

Cruz (ankle) is listed as inactive Monday versus the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the Giants will exercise caution with Cruz's low ankle sprain, likely due to his extensive history with debilitating lower body injuries. While the absence may be short-lived, there's an opening for Roger Lewis, Dwayne Harris, and Tavarres King to make inroads in the passing attack.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
4 weeks ago

Cruz (ankle) is destined to be inactive for Monday's game against the Bengals, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reports surfaced over the weekend that Cruz was unlikely to play Monday, so his expected inactive status only furthers that outlook. While his unavailability will still need to be confirmed prior to kickoff, Cruz sitting out would stand to allow Roger Lewis to get more snaps as the third receiving option behind Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard.