New York Giants wide receiver, Victor Cruz suffered a setback in practice wednesday. So what does this mean for New York?
By Vincent Rapisardi
I’m not a big conspiracy guy, but isn’t it odd how the New York Giants tried out wide receivers, Hakeem Nicks and Wes Welker, prior to Victor Cruz suffering a setback in Wednesday’s practice?
We all should’ve asked ourselves, why would they be trying out veteran wide receivers, if Cruz was on target to return this week?
It just didn’t up.
The notion that Cruz was set to make his comeback this sunday vs the Buffalo Bills, was maybe just a ploy to force Buffalo to gameplan for the Pro Bowl wide receiver, knowing deep inside that his return was unlikely.
Giants WR Victor Cruz had a setback with his calf and didn’t participate in team drills today. Sunday now seems less likely.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 30, 2015
At the end of the day, the team clearly feels uneasy about Cruz’s current physical state. Leading to the signing of former Denver Broncos fifth-round pick wide receiver, Tavarres King.
King will be added to the practice squad.
Both Nicks and Welker left the Giants without a contract, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that changed sometime soon.
The timetable for Cruz’s return is uncertain at this point, but there’s just one thing that’s bothering me about this situation that may bother you as well.
Am I the only one getting tired of seeing Cruz on commercials and red carpets?
For a player that has missed 15 games since 2013, it seems like he’s spent a little too much time in front of the camera that doesn’t concern the actual game of football.
I’m not here to tell a guy how to manage the business side of his career, but for someone who’s had almost no impact on the team in years, maybe he should cool it with the off-field obligations.
That’s just how I feel.
About a month ago, I wrote a piece on why I think this will be Cruz’s last year with New York, and week by week, I feel more confident with that claim.
The increase in snaps for wide receiver, Dwayne Harris in the slot position could be in the cards as the season moves along. And even seeing Odell Beckham Jr. get consistent work inside, is still an option.
We will just have to wait and see how this situation unfolds over the course of the rest of the week.
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