Giants wideout Victor Cruz appears likely to return to practice after a long string of injuries that have kept him off the field.
The New York Giants placed three players on their Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Thursday, and Victor Cruz was not one of them.
According to multiple reports, Cruz, who missed the entire 2015 season with a calf injury and the majority of 2014 with a torn patellar tendon, has been working out in full over the summer. After passing his Thursday conditioning test, the star wideout will be present and available at Giants practice on Friday.
Cruz, 29, has not played a game since Week 6 of the 2014 season. He is expected to join Odell Beckham Jr. and rookie Sterling Shepard to lead New York’s receiving corps.
Defensive tackles Damon Harrison and Jay Bromley and linebacker J.T. Thomas will open the preseason on the PUP list.
Cruz made the Pro Bowl in 2012.