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Victor Cruz says the Giants' receivers had a "disconnect" with Eli Manning this season.

"I want to make it a point to get with Eli a little bit more, get with our quarterbacks a little bit more and get the receiving corps together as much as we can to kind of build that more," Cruz said. Both Cruz and Hakeem Nicks missed a chunk of the offseason due to contract disputes and/or injury. Cruz finished an underwhelming season with 998 yards and four touchdowns, while Eli's tossed 26 picks.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 8 Months

Victor Cruz anticipates a 1 1/2-2 month rehab period following his December 19 knee scope.

Coach Tom Coughlin has confirmed Cruz will likely be ready for the Giants' offseason program, and Cruz reiterated as much on Friday. "I expect to be fully healthy and getting after it during OTAs," said Cruz. Cruz is signed for $4 million in 2014 and will return as New York's top wide receiver.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 8 Months

Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed he expects Victor Cruz (knee) to be ready for the team's offseason program.

Cruz underwent arthroscopic surgery on Thursday, but the procedure was minor enough that he shouldn't have any issues getting cleared for offseason workouts and is on track to participate in the Giants' late-spring minicamp. Rueben Randle will replace Cruz in the starting lineup for the final two games of the regular season, with Jerrel Jernigan playing in the slot.

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Victor Cruz underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, and is done for the season.

The G-Men are officially deeming the operation an "arthroscopic debridement." As far as surgeries go, it's minor. Cruz should be ready well ahead of the Giants' offseason program. He finishes 2013 with 73 catches for 998 yards and four touchdowns. Rueben Randle is starting in his place against the Lions. Randle is a high-risk, high-reward WR3 for the fantasy finals. Randle will line up opposite Hakeem Nicks on the outside, with Jerrel Jernigan manning Cruz's place in the slot.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 8 Months

Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Cruz is getting a second opinion on his knee. He appears to have at least a moderate sprain. Cruz is extremely unlikely to return for Week 17, meaning he'll finish 2013 with 73 catches for 998 yards and four touchdowns. At worst, Cruz will be a high-end WR3 for 2014. His status will depend on what kind of changes the G-Men make to their moribund offense.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 8 Months

Victor Cruz is getting a second opinion on his sprained knee, and the Giants could have "further news" on his status later Thursday.

It sounds like Cruz is dealing with at least a moderate sprain, and is highly unlikely to take the field in Week 16 or 17. He can be dropped in re-draft leagues. Cruz's status will be updated later Thursday.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 8 Months

Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) is not practicing again Thursday, as expected.

We'd expect the Giants to formally rule Cruz out of Week 16 (and possibly Week 17 as well) shortly. Not only is he not cleared from his concussion, but his knee is a problem as well. Rueben Randle is going to be an every-down player against the Lions Sunday, with Jerrel Jernigan coming into the slot for three-wide sets.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 8 Months

Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) is not practicing Wednesday, as expected.

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According to the New York Daily News, Victor Cruz (concussion, knee sprain) is in danger of missing Weeks 16-17.

There are only two games left and Cruz sprained his knee in addition to suffering a concussion in Sunday's blowout loss to Seattle. The Giants have no reason to rush Cruz back. They'll be able to give X receiver of the future Rueben Randle two starts to close out the year. "I don't know," coach Tom Coughlin said after the game. "I haven't looked at that play, but the kid went up and made a heck of an effort and came down on the side of his helmet. ... But anyway, I haven't had a chance to visit in there. I know he came down on the side of his head, so we'll see."

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Victor Cruz is done for the day in Week 15 with a concussion and knee sprain.

Cruz was concussed at the end of a 16-yard reception that was later overturned when Pete Carroll challenged it. Cruz banged his head on the turf, was down for a few minutes, and then walked gingerly to the locker room. The Giants have announced Cruz will not return. Cruz leaves fantasy owners with just two receptions for 25 yards in Week 15.