Victor Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Victor Cruz says Odell Beckham needs to control his Giant outbursts

    New York Daily News "A day after GM Jerry Reese indicated he wants Odell Beckham Jr. to grow up, teammate Victor Cruz said he wasn't worried about his fellow wideout but does think Beckham's tantrums could hold the receiver back. "I think just having those outbursts are going to hinder him in some regard," Cruz..." January 11

  • Victor Cruz would be crushed if this is the end

    New York Post "It was not yet midway through the second quarter when a strange sound could be heard within Lambeau Field. Victor Cruz caught a pass for a 6-yard gain and the Giants fans bundled up in the building saluted their hometown hero with the familiar “Cruuuuzzzz’’ rumbling cheer. Was that the last..." January 09

  • Giants' Victor Cruz says racial slurs in Nikita Whitlock’s home reflection of Donald Trump's America

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz said the racist slurs scrawled on the walls of Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock’s home in Moonachie, N.J, on Tuesday are a direct reflection of the America that elected Donald Trump its next president. Trump America officially has arrived at 1925 Giants Drive. “I think it’s..." December 09

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz upset over no targets in loss to Steelers

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz went MIA on Sunday and he’s pretty ticked about it. Cruz’s role on the Giants’ offense was almost completely phased out as he split time with Roger Lewis Jr. and received exactly zero targets in Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Steelers. Did that bother him? “Take a guess,” he..." December 05

  • Victor Cruz off Giants injury report

    Pro Football Talk "Giants coach Ben McAdoo wants quarterback Eli Manning to stay aggressive and it looks like he’ll be able to do that with the help of wide receiver Victor Cruz this weekend. Cruz did not play against the Bengals in Week 10 because of an ankle injury, but he was able to participate in practice..." November 18

  • Eli Manning needs Victor Cruz healthy if Giants QB plans to cut down turnovers

    New York Daily News "Eli Manning can’t keep going from scoring drives of 6-for-6 passing for 59 yards and a touchdown, as he started Monday night's 21-20 win over the Bengals, to an ill-advised interception into triple coverage to his team's fifth receiver with the game on the line in the fourth quarter. "We don’t..." November 17

  • Victor Cruz won’t play tonight for Giants

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants were holding out some degree of hope Victor Cruz could play tonight, but are apparently taking the long view of his latest injury. According to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, Cruz will not be active tonight when the Giants face the Bengals." November 14

  • Victor Cruz on his birthday: “30’s the new 20 for me”

    New York Post "Victor Cruz is far too familiar with getting injured, but the Giants receiver – who missed Thursday’s practice because of a sprained ankle – isn’t used to smiling after meeting with a team doctor. “When he told me, ‘We’re optimistic you can play this week,’ I said, ‘Doc, that’s the most..." November 11

  • Giants' Justin Pugh could miss 3-4 weeks with sprained knee, Victor Cruz's status unknown after injuring ankle

    New York Daily News "The Giants will be without starting left guard Justin Pugh for a while. Victor Cruz’s status is still up in the air. Coach Ben McAdoo said Monday that Pugh will “miss some time” with the sprained knee he sustained in Sunday’s 28-23 home victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, and NFL Network..." November 09

  • Victor Cruz Thinks the NFL Should Stop Fining Players for Wearing Custom Cleats

    Complex "TMZ Sports just revealed that Antonio Brown had a pair of really dope cleats created for the Steelers game against the Dolphins on Sunday. The custom cleats feature Kimbo Slice and Jose Fernandez on them. Just one problem: Brown will probably only be allowed to wear the cleats during warmups on..." October 14

  • Victor Cruz: Giants not panicking over Eli Manning's play

    Newsday "Eli Manning is 35 years old. At some point he’s going to go into one of these slumps that have dogged him throughout his career and not come out of it. It will be, once looked back on, the beginning of the end. The start of the final slide. Time, as they say, is undefeated, which is more than we..." October 13

  • NFL fines Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham for TD dance

    Newark Star-Ledger "That was some expensive salsa. Giants wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz were both fined over $12,000 each for a group celebration in the Giants' 20-19 season-opening victory, a league source confirmed to NJ Advance Media. The fines were first reported by USA TODAY's Tom..." September 17

  • Josh Norman’s demeaning response to Victor Cruz

    New York Post "In Josh Norman’s latest outburst, he called Victor Cruz an attention-seeking has-been, in so many words. Perhaps it’s a good thing there were no mirrors around. “Crazy thing is, I guess if you say something, you get yourself on TV — cause I’m always on,” Norman said Thursday, according to ESPN,..." September 16

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz to Redskins CB Josh Norman: 'You have to go cover the best receivers'

    ESPN "The fun has begun, and it's not even Redskins week yet. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and cornerback Janoris Jenkins took jabs at Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman for not covering Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown on Monday night. Brown had eight..." September 15

  • Report: Victor Cruz expected to play tonight, even if Eli Manning doesn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz hasn’t played in a meaningful football game in a long time. But he’s going to get more work in a meaningless one tonight to make sure he’s ready for the regular season." September 01

  • Giants' Cruz returns after 2-year absence: 'It felt like old times'

    ESPN "New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz returned to game action Saturday night after 685 days away due to injuries. Cruz had one catch in 30 snaps in the team's 21-20 win against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The 29-year-old had missed most of the past two seasons with knee and..." August 28

  • ‘Explosive’ Victor Cruz inspires hope for long-awaited return

    New York Post "Victor Cruz practiced for the second straight day without any limitations on Wednesday, increasing the chances he will make his long-awaited return Saturday against the Jets. Cruz, who had been out since Aug. 9 with tightness in his groin, showed no signs of a setback and again looked sharp on..." August 25

  • Cowboys fan LeBron James praises Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James is a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan, so the fact he recently sang the praises of two New York Giants wide receivers certainly is an interesting development. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar took to Instagram Tuesday to issue two separate posts to articulate his admiration for Odell..." August 24

  • Victor Cruz expected to play this week

    Sportsnaut "For the first time in nearly two years, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will likely take to the field. Cruz has been out of action since tearing his patella tendon against the Philadelphia Eagles back in October of 2014. Since that horrendous injury, the former Pro Bowl receiver..." August 23

  • Victor Cruz, Eli Apple travel with Giants to preseason game

    Newark Star-Ledger "Some of the marquee names on the Giants' injury list will at least join the team in Buffalo for Saturday's preseason game (4 p.m., MY9). Wide receiver Victor Cruz (groin), cornerback Eli Apple (knee) and left guard Justin Pugh (shoulder) traveled with the team to Buffalo. All three players..." August 19

  • Victor Cruz doomsday would be devastating — but this isn’t it

    New York Post "The sky is not falling on Victor Cruz, and those calling for the Giants to cut their losses and move on from him should chill the heck out. There is nothing Pollyanna about stepping away from the naysayers and mounting gloom and doom surrounding Cruz’s comeback, nothing naïve about preaching..." August 17

  • Giants GM Jerry Reese: We’re still not giving up on Victor Cruz

    New York Daily News "Giants fans may be starting to count out Victor Cruz, but Big Blue isn’t at that point ... yet. “We’re still not giving up on Cruz,” GM Jerry Reese said Monday on WFAN. “Hopefully, he’ll make it back.” Reese’s comments came after the wide receiver missed another practice with the groin..." August 16

  • Ben McAdoo says Giants hoping for Victor Cruz return Sunday

    Newark Star-Ledger "Nothing is set in stone, but the Giants are optimistic wide receiver Victor Cruz could return to practice Sunday, head coach Ben McAdoo said. "We'll take a look," McAdoo said. "But hopefully Sunday." Cruz did not play in Friday's 27-10 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium,..." August 13

  • Victor Cruz downplays his latest injury

    Pro Football Talk "Victor Cruz hasn’t played any football since tearing a patellar tendon on a Sunday night in October 2014. Despite a promising start to training camp, Cruz yet again is delayed, this time with a groin injury. But Cruz says it’s not a big deal. “It feels good. I tweaked it [Tuesday], just a..." August 11

  • Seahawks' Jimmy Graham consulted Victor Cruz while rehabbing patella tendon injury

    USA Today "Jimmy Graham tapped into the insight of a man who could surely relate to his comeback from a torn patella tendon: Victor Cruz. Graham, the Seattle Seahawks tight end, practiced Wednesday for the first time since suffering his injury in November. He consulted Cruz, the New York Giants receiver,..." August 11

  • Victor Cruz misses Giants practice with groin tightness

    Newark Star-Ledger "Wide receiver Victor Cruz sat out of Giants' practice on Wednesday. Cruz's absence came after he was shut down during Tuesday's practice with groin tightness. There is no official word yet on Cruz's status for Friday's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium (7 p.m.,..." August 10

  • Victor Cruz's workload dialed back at Giants training camp

    ESPN "By the time the New York Giants were finishing practice on Sunday, wide receivers Myles White, Geremy Davis and rookie Sterling Shepard were running with the first-team offense. Odell Beckham Jr. had left after having his left leg cleated and Victor Cruz was mostly standing around..." August 01

  • Victor Cruz says he’ll ‘be ready to go’ when Giants training camp opens

    New York Daily News "At long last, after nearly a year-and-a-half away from the game, Victor Cruz is finally ready to hit the field. Hopefully. The Giants’ one-time star receiver, who missed all of 2015 and the final 10 games of 2014 with an assortment of leg woes, said he expects to be ready for action when..." July 24