With New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is finally close to returning, Eli Manning and the offense might be getting what they need.

By David Hong

The New York Giants will get a much needed boost this Sunday when wide receiver Victor Cruz makes his return against the Buffalo Bills.

Cruz missed most of last season with a torn patella tendon on his right knee. Then during training camp this season, he had a calf strain on his left leg, delaying his return.

Cruz felt much better and seems good to go this Sunday. This will definitely help the Giants offense which has been up and down so far this season for the first three games.

Cruz brings another receiving threat alongside Odell Beckham Jr. and Reuben Randle. Before OBJ burst into the league last year, Cruz was Eli Manning’s No. 1 receiver. Cruz can catch the ball from anywhere, with his slants and cuts through the lane and also go deep as well. He is also one of the faster players after catching a pass and turning it into bigger yardage.

How he fares in his first game in a year, remains to be seen. But once he can get it going, him alongside Beckham Jr, could be one of the best 1-2 receiving combos in the league and it gives Manning more options to go to. With the Giants running game inconsistent and not up to par so far, the Giants main strength is clearly in the receiving end and Cruz will bring an added element to the game.

Seeing Cruz back is not only a welcome sight for the Giants nut also in the NFL. Cruz is one of the classier guys in the NFL and a terrific player as well. Seeing him in tears after he tore his right knee in the Sunday night debacle vs the Eagles, was definitely a sad sight. Even Philly fans gave him an ovation out of respect. Cruz has worked hard to come back and finally he will be back in the field. Giants fans will be eager to see #80 with the salsa dances back.

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