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Draft Scout Victor Cruz News
08/14/16 - WR Victor Cruz (groin) is scheduled to do individuals when the Giants return to practice Sunday. Cruz missed most of last week after experiencing tightness in his groin area that caused him to be held out of Friday's preseason opener.
08/11/16 - WR Victor Cruz (groin) flashed reporters a thumbs-up and said that he was feeling better. Cruz has been sidelined since Tuesday with his latest ailment and is not expected to play Friday night.
07/30/16 - WR Victor Cruz (calf) passed his conditioning test and will avoid beginning camp on the PUP list. However, it's unknown just how much he'll be allowed to do in these first few days of camp.
03/10/16 - WR Victor Cruz remains a member of the New York Giants, but it's going to cost him.
The veteran wide receiver last played Week 6 of the 2014 season when he ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee. According to The Record of Hackensack, Cruz agreed to the take-it-or-leave-it offer rather than being released. He will have a dramatically reduced base salary for 2016 of $1.3 million, and the new deal offers him the opportunity to raise that to $5.5 million if he hits playing time incentives.
Cruz was scheduled to earn $7.9 million in salary and count $9.9 million on the Giants' 2016 cap.
Cruz did not appear downtrodden about the deal, taking to social media Wednesday to say "Once a Giant always a Giant. See you in September. @ New York, New York."
He has 264 career catches, averaging 15 yards per reception. After back-to-back seasons with 80-plus receptions (2011 and 2012) the Giants locked Cruz up with a $45.879 million deal in July 2013. He has not returned to that peak production.
12/16/15 - WR Victor Cruz, who is on season-ending injured reserve, underwent calf surgery Wednesday, according to his Instagram account. Cruz was unable to play this year after initially developing the calf injury during the second week of the preseason.