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After proclaiming he’d play this week, a setback has listed New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz as out for Sunday’s action vs Buffalo. 

By Vincent Rapisardi

All signs seemed to be pointing up when New York Giants wide receiver, Victor Cruz proclaimed he’d play this week vs. the Buffalo Bills.

In Wednesday’s practice, Cruz suffered a setback in his return from a calf injury. With that setback taking place, head coach Tom Coughlin has now ruled Cruz out for Sunday’s game.

This morning I wrote a piece on Cruz’s setback:

“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.”

This is clearly not a good sign after only one practice. His future looks extremely cloudy moving forward.

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Vincent is the Direct of Content – Features of EliteSportsNY.com, where he’s had his work shared by outlets such as Bleacher Report, Maxim Magazine and MetsBlog.com. He’s also conducted multiple interviews with professional athletes, while creating two nationally trending stories – leading to a mentioning on SportsCenter.