Victor Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Victor Cruz visiting Panthers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Giants released wide receiver Victor Cruz last Monday, but it didn’t take long for the 30-year-old to garner serious interest on the open market. Cruz is visiting the Panthers today, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com and Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer (Twitter links). Bill Voth of..." February 20

  • Broncos Showing Interest In Victor Cruz

    Pro Football Rumors "The Broncos started working towards setting up a meeting with Victor Cruz shortly after he was cut by the Giants on Monday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com writes. So far, the Broncos are the first known team to show interest in the salsa-dancing vet. Victor Cruz The Broncos are expected to be flush..." February 15

  • NFL scout thinks Victor Cruz’s NFL career is over

    Larry Brown Sports "To many New York Giants fans, it probably seems like just yesterday that Victor Cruz was regularly salsa dancing in the end zone and leading his team to a Super Bowl. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. One NFL scout told ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky that he believes Cruz has played his last NFL..." February 14

  • Broncos working to meet with Victor Cruz

    ESPN "Bottom line is John Elway will has plenty of salary cap space and he’s not afraid to use it. Elway, the Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager, has said that team will be "involved in free agency." And to that end the Broncos were already working Monday..." February 13

  • Cruz: 'I have a lot of good football left ahead of me'

    ALL 22 "The New York Giants made a difficult decision on Monday, releasing star wide receiver Victor Cruz. The 2012 Pro Bowler was set to carry a $9.4 million cap number and the Giants manage to save $7.5 million by releasing him. However, Cruz says he’s still got some good football left in him. In a..." February 13

  • New York Giants release wide receiver Victor Cruz

    NFL.com "The New York Giants are moving on from Victor Cruz. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported Monday the Giants have released the veteran wide receiver, per a source informed of the decision. Cruz has spent his entire seven-year career with the Giants." February 13

  • Victor Cruz says he wants to stay with Giants but ‘understands it’s a business’

    New York Daily News "Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wants to remain with Big Blue but sounds like a man who knows that might not be possible. “I want to stay in blue, but I understand it’s a business,” Cruz said Tuesday night at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan. Cruz is..." February 08

  • Victor Cruz? Christian McCaffrey? Giants’ offseason to-do list

    New York Post "One year from now, can the Giants be heading back from Minneapolis after competing in Super Bowl LII? “That’s always the goal,’’ Eli Manning said this week. Is it a realistic goal? “Yes. I am encouraged,’’ Manning said. “You win 11 games, you’re doing good things, it doesn’t mean it’s..." February 07

  • Victor Cruz wants to stay, but better opportunity may lie elsewhere

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Victor Cruz returned to action for the Giants in 2016 after missing most of the two previous seasons with injuries and caught 39 passes for 586 yards and a touchdown. Cruz will almost certainly have to take a second straight pay cut if he’s going to remain with the team in 2017 as..." February 03

  • Victor Cruz: Partying in Miami ‘definitely wasn’t worth it’

    Sportsnaut "Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr. and other New York Giants players took a trip to Miami ahead of their playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. It’s a trip that at least one of them regrets. They partied it up with Justin Bieber and other stars at a club in South Beach until the wee hours of..." January 30

  • 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

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