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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:00:52 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is probable for Week 10.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz looks like he is good to go for Week 10, and is a must start in all formats.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:46:12 -0800
The New York Giants are being cautious with WR Victor Cruz (neck), who practiced on a limited basis in a non-contact jersey Thursday, Nov. 7. Cruz is hoping to return to a full practice Friday, Nov. 8. On a scale of 1 to 10, "I'm at a cool nine-and-a-half right now," Cruz said. "I feel good. I just want to get another good day of practice in and hopefully I'll be at a 10 right after that." Cruz has 47 catches for 677 yards and four touchdowns through eight weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz looks like he'll be fine for the juicy matchup against the Oakland Raiders in Week 10. He should be in your starting lineup if he's playing.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 09:47:29 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) was participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 7, and moving around good on the field in a red non-contact jersey.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:49:26 -0800
Updating a previous report, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team hopes WR Victor Cruz (neck) will be able to practice Thursday, Nov. 7. Coughlin said he believes Cruz could have practiced Wednesday, Nov. 6, if the team needed him to take part.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:02:43 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Tip: The team said he's sitting out for precautionary reasons. It sounds like he'll be good to go in Week 10.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:34:22 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles CB Bradley Fletcher was not fined for his hit on New York Giants WR Victor Cruz in the team's Week 8 game.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:33:50 -0700
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.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:14:16 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) has returned to the Week 8 game.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:06:12 -0700
Updating an earlier report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (neck) went to the locker room to have X-rays on his neck.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:57:32 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (undisclosed) left the Week 8 game with an undisclosed injury.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:11:40 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz had just three catches for 25 yards in the team's blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. Cruz was targeted by QB Eli Manning eight times. "Everything. We couldn't get anything going. We had no rhythm," Cruz said. "We couldn't put no points on the board. Everything went wrong."
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:17:46 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is probable for Week 1.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:32:30 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) is participating in practice Friday, Sept. 6.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:13:48 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 09:29:30 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) will participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:59:37 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:02:14 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 2, and appears to be on track to play Week 1. Cruz said he was worried about running hard-breaking routes but said his heel felt fine while running the routes.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz looks like he will be able to play Week 1, but owners should monitor his practice time this week in case of a setback. Cruz should start in all fantasy leagues Week 1 if he is able to play.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 07:47:47 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) practiced Monday, Sept. 2. He looked good while running routes.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:26:28 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: It has always been believed that Cruz would be ready for Week 1. At this point, there is nothing that indicates that has changed. Still, check back on Wednesday when the first injury report comes out to see how Cruz is coming along.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:34:30 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) said Tuesday, Aug. 27, that he will "potentially" practice Monday, Sept. 2, and "absolutely" plans to be ready for the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:51:16 -0700
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 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."
Fantasy Tip: It is a good sign that Cruz is anxious to get back on the practice field. Cruz looks like a good bet to be ready to go for Week 1.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:12:24 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) was walking around without wearing a walking boot at the team's facility Monday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Cruz is making progress in his recovery from a heel injury and should be ready for the start of the season. Owners should view Cruz as a low-end No. 1 or strong No. 2 wide receiver this season.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:24:04 -0700
New York Giants CB Corey Webster (knee, groin); WRs Victor Cruz (heel), Ramses Barden (knee) and Louis Murphy (leg); OLs David Baas (knee) and David Diehl (thumb), FB Henry Hynoski (knee), and DL Damontre Moore (shoulder) all have been ruled out of the team's third preseason game.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:11:41 -0700
With New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz (heel), Ramses Barden (knee) and Louis Murphy (undisclosed) sidelined due to injuries, WR Jerrel Jernigan is getting plenty of reps in practice. He might be used as the slot receiver while Cruz recovers from his heel injury.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:36:58 -0700
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.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:08:44 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: It appears the team is just being cautious with Cruz to make sure he is ready for Week 1. He should still be seen as a low-end No. 1 or strong No. 2 fantasy wide receiver this season.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:35:36 -0700
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.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:19:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (heel) has been diagnosed with a bruised heel after X-rays on his foot came back negative.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:28:49 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (foot) is scheduled to undergo X-rays on the foot injury he suffered in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 18.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:21:01 -0700
New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle, Louis Murphy and Jerrel Jernigan are expected to be the team's top five wideouts. After that, there is a battle between Ramses Barden, Keith Carlos, Kevin X. Hardy and Julian Talley for the sixth receiver job, if the team elects to keep that many. WR Kris Adams (leg) was in the mix for the No. 6 job, but he fractured a leg in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, Aug. 10.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:36:28 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he is happy with his contract and does not think he is underpaid. "I'm very excited about my contract, very excited about where I am with this team," Cruz said. "I'm excited about the position I'm in with this team and I'm excited about everything. I don't look at anybody else in terms of what they got and what I got. I'm excited about this team."
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:53:56 -0700
New York Giants WR Rueben Randle turned heads during the offseason program, and he is ready for a bigger role in the offense behind WRs Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. However, Randle is not locked into the third receiver job yet, as he needs to hold off WRs Ramses Barden, Jerrel Jernigan and Louis Murphy, among others.
Fantasy Tip: Randle has the most upside of any of the competitors for the No. 3 job, and with a good season he could make the injury-prone Nicks expendable after this season. For fantasy purposes, Randle is a nice later round addition on draft day. He is potentially just more Nicks injury or setback away from starting.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:52:45 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he believes he deserved more than the $43 million he got in his five-year contract extension. He said it is tough to see other receivers getting more money even though he is as good or even better than they are.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:10:00 -0700
Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has workout bonuses of $25,000 in 2014, $75,000 in 2015, $100,000 in 2016, $100,000 in 2017 and $100,000 in 2018. He has salary cap numbers of $2.53 million in 2013, $7.424 million in 2014, $8.125 million in 2015, $9.9 million in 2016, $9.4 million in 2017 and $8.5 million in 2018.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:26:44 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has apologized for a message he sent on Twitter in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Cruz sent a series of tweets Sunday, July 14, calling his message from a night earlier a "mistake," adding that he "never will advocate violence under any circumstances." The original message has since been deleted.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:27:39 -0700
Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz's deal is for six years and $45.879 million with a $9.5 million signing bonus. He has $15.625 million guaranteed. He'll make $630,000 in 2013 and $3.995 million in 2014, which are both guaranteed. He has a $1.5 million roster bonus in 2014 fully guaranteed on third day of the league year. He receives $15.654 million mostly guaranteed in the first two years. Then he'll have base salaries of $6.225 million in 2015, $8 million in 2016, $7.5 million in 2017 and $8.5 million in 2018.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:25:05 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz thinks the team may address TE Aaron Hernandez's off the field situation, and discuss what is and is not allowed security wise. "Knowing us it might be a full-fledged meeting on security, the things we can do or decision-making," Cruz said. "We take that stuff seriously, especially in the inner-city area where you never know what could happen."
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:53:49 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has advice for WR Hakeem Nicks as he begins the process of trying to get a new contract. "Just stay level-headed," Cruz said. "Take my approach and don't say anything. You don't need to say anything. There's nothing to say that's going to help your cause, at least publicly. Just stay with your family, stay grounded, stay in communication with your agent and let him know exactly what you want and what you're looking for. That's all you need. And then everything will unfold from there. Just take it one day at a time, understand that it's going to be a process, be patient, always keep your body ready to go and you should be OK."
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:00:07 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said it would have been hard to play under the one-year tender he signed as a restricted free agent because of the questions he would have received about his future with the team.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:45:58 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has officially signed his new six-year deal worth $46 million. The deal includes a $9.5 million signing bonus and is scheduled to pay Cruz $15.625 million in guaranteed money over the first two years of the contract. Cruz is able scheduled to receive a $1.5 million roster bonus on the first day of the 2014 league year.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:06:13 -0700
The New York Giants will sign WR Victor Cruz to a five-year contract extension worth $43 million, which will begin after the one-year tender offer he signed this offseason. He is scheduled to make $45.879 million over the next six seasons with $15.6 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Tip: This move should guarantee that Cruz will be at training camp after his unhappiness about his contract earlier in the offseason. Cruz should be seen as an every week starting wide receiver that would be a low-end No. 1 receiver.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:35:06 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz is expected to get a contract that pays him around $8.5 million annually, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:25:07 -0700
The New York Giants are confident that they will be able to agree on a long-term contract extension with WR Victor Cruz before the start of training camp.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:35:19 -0700
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck said he thinks WR Victor Cruz did the right thing by signing his RFA tender. "I really think that is going to expedite things," Tuck said. "I hope it does. Obviously, everybody wants to see Victor back and he is a huge part of our success. Hopefully everything works out and I think he did the smart thing."
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:53:45 -0700
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck said he hopes contract extension talks with WR Victor Cruz move faster now that Cruz has signed his tender offer. "I hope it does, Obviously everyone wants to see Victor back, he's a huge part of our success and he will be moving forward. I think he did the smart thing," Tuck said.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:01:17 -0700
It is believed the New York Giants and WR Victor Cruz are separated by $3 million in guaranteed money. The Giants are believed to be offering $12-15 million in guaranteed money and Cruz is seeking $15-18 million in guaranteed money.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 08:11:02 -0700
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz is looking for around $9 million per season in a new long-term deal. It was believed he was looking for around $11 million earlier but he dropped his demand when he switched agents.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:11:26 -0700
The New York Giants were going to reduce the value of WR Victor Cruz's tender offer if he did not sign the tender.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:42:25 -0700
New York Giants restricted free-agent WR Victor Cruz has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $2.879 million this season. Cruz said the two sides will continue to discuss a long-term deal.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:14:41 -0700
New York Giants restricted free-agent WR Victor Cruz could still hold out training camp even though he will sign his tender offer. Cruz could be fined $30,000 per day if he does not report to training camp.