Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
2 days ago

Cruz caught all three of his targets for 70 yards Sunday against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz continues to produce, but for some reason the Giants targeted him only three times against a banged-up Redskins secondary. He'll have a tougher matchup this week against the Vikings.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 week ago

Cruz caught four of eight targets for 91 yards. Cruz had a costly fumble that stalled a drive early, but made up for it with a 40-yard catch that sealed the game.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz is a good fit for coach Ben McAdoo's short passing offense, and he's been able to get up over the first two games with Odell Beckham drawing the bulk of the defense's coverage on most plays.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Cruz caught all four of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-19 win at Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz was relatively quiet for most of the game, but came up huge late, snaring a three-yard touchdown to give the Giants the lead for good. While Cruz's final stat line is nothing special, it's worth noting that this was his first regular season game in nearly two years. Meanwhile, rookie Sterling Shepard also caught a touchdown, finishing with three receptions on four targets for 43 yards. With Odell Beckham likely to see most of the targets, Cruz and Shepard could continue to put up similar numbers as they did Sunday.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
3 weeks ago

Cruz does not expect to be limited Week 1 against the Cowboys, the Giants' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz logged 29 snaps in the third week of the preseason, suggesting he's ready to handle a full workload. The Giants list three starters at wide receiver on their depth chart, with Odell Beckham obviously at the top, followed by Sterling Shepard as the WR2 and Cruz as WR3. With no true fullback on the roster, Big Blue figures to deploy a three-wide base offense.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
4 weeks 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.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 month 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.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 month 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.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 month 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.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 month 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.

Victor Cruz
WR NYG (8)
1 month 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.