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Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz - #80 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 204 lbs.
Birthday 11/11/1986
Birthplace Paterson, NJ
College Massachusetts
Years played 4

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
86 1092 10

Giants rout Eagles in Reid's expected finale

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw five TD passes in the Giants' 42-7 win over Philadelphia on Sunday in what might have been Andy Reid's final game as the Eagles' coach.

Personnel changes coming for the Giants

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Expect the Giants to shave some salaries and allow some veterans, like OT David Diehl, to walk in the offseason.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

NFC East Spin cycle: Setting up a D.C. showdown

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 3:05 a.m. ET
The Giants can’t win the NFC East. But the Redskins and Cowboys both have a shot to claim the division, and they both could make the postseason.

Ravens rout Giants to win AFC North

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, and the Ravens defeated the Giants 33-14 Sunday to capture their second straight division crown.

Are Giants looking past Kenny Phillips?

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Could these be the final few games in Kenny Phillips' Giants career? Don't rule it out.

Scout's Notebook: Giants SS Stevie Brown

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of Giants rising unsung secondary star Stevie Brown.

Cruz visits home of Giants fan, 6, killed in Conn.

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
Giants WR Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey.

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

NFC East Spin cycle: Three-team race in NFC East

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The NFC East is a logjam at the top: The Redskins, Cowboys and Giants are all at 8-6 with two weeks left to settle things.

Falcons make statement by shutting out Giants

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Julio Jones caught two of Matt Ryan's three TD passes and the Falcons handed the Giants their first regular-season shutout since 1996.

Giants counting on more from their rookies

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
The Giants most likely will need a few of their rookies to step up as the games are getting more important.

Don't sleep on these Ravens just yet

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
The Ravens might look like they are in turmoil right now, but they have the character and wherewithal to come out of it stronger in the playoffs.

Key matchup: Falcons running game vs. Giants run defense

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 15 battle between the Falcons and the Giants in Atlanta.

Week 14 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 8:30 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Cam Newton, Stevie Brown and David Wilson as its Players of the Week.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 11, 2013
The New York Giants have placed a first-round tender on Cruz, allowing the wide receiver to enter restricted free agency. Team owner John Mara says Monday that the Giants will risk having Cruz agree to a contract with another club. New York has the right to match any offer, and if the Giants allow him to leave, they will get a first-round draft choice as compensation.||||||| The tender is worth $2.879 million for 2012 for Cruz, who has not made half of that in his three pro seasons. But Cruz believes he can earn more on the open market. Cruz has become one of the most popular athletes in the New York area with his salsa dances after touchdowns. He has 168 receptions for 2,628 yards and 19 touchdowns. He made the 2012 Pro Bowl and is considered one of the league's best slot receivers.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Cruz had three catches for 21 yards in Sunday's 33-14 loss to the Ravens.||||||| Cruz had his second straight three-reception effort as the Giants' passing attack has floundered the last two weeks.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
Cruz hauled in eight catches for 121 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 52-27 win over New Orleans.||||||| With 76 receptions, Cruz is all but certain to surpass his career high of 82 set last season. He doesn't have a great matchup in Week 15 against an Atlanta Falcons defense that's allowed just 13 passing touchdowns - tied for the third-fewest in the league.
Posted Oct. 22, 2012
Cruz caught seven passes for 131 yards, including the game-winning 78-yard touchdown from Eli Manning in the Giants' 27-23 win over the Redskins on Sunday.||||||| Cruz's touchdown catch was his seventh of the season, tying him with Cincinnati's A.J. Green and Green Bay's James Jones for the most in the NFL.
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
Cruz set a career best with three TD catches from Eli Manning on Sunday.||||||| Cruz, who only had 50 yards receiving, has recorded four of his five TDs in the last two games.

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