New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has not played a snap in the NFL since Week 6 of the 2014 season when he injured his knee. The following season, a calf injury kept him out of action.
However, he has been hard at work and is looking to get back on the field this year.
When the Giants took the field for training camp on Friday, Cruz was practicing with the team. He was able to make it through a second straight practice on Saturday and it looks like head coach Ben McAdoo is confident in the veteran’s chances to play this year.
Victor Cruz remains "on schedule" according to Ben McAdoo. Cruz made it through a second straight practice… https://t.co/NVzUdk0UGV
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) July 30, 2016
Victor Cruz was, at one point, considered to be one of the best receivers in the NFL before his injury nearly two years ago. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of UMass in 2010 and from 2011-2013, he recorded 3,626 yards and 23 touchdowns, including over 1,500 yards in his second year in the league.
There is no telling if Cruz will be a full-go once the season rolls around, but it is pretty clear he will be sitting at least third on the depth chart behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard. However, after they lost Reuben Randle to free agency, I would expect the team to want Cruz to play a big role this year.
The Giants open the season on Sept. 11 when they travel to play the Dallas Cowboys.