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Giants’ WR Victor Cruz on injury report with ankle

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The injuries don’t seem to end for Giants’ WR Victor Cruz. He was listed on the pre-practice report with an ankle issue. The full report looked like this:

“On the Giants’ pre-practice injury report: WR Victor Cruz (ankle), QB Ryan Nassib (elbow), DE Kerry Wynn (concussion), G Justin Pugh (knee), S Andrew Adams (shoulder).”

The Giants have been cutting his playing time in an effort to help him stay healthy. They’d rather have him on the field less if it means he’s at 100 percent when he is out there. When asked how he was taking it, QB Eli Manning said:

“I’m sure he would say he wants to be out there every play, that’s how receivers play. Whatever the coaches do, that’s what we got to do. Whoever they want out there at certain times, give guys a break, give ’em a rest can be good as guys get older.’’

Not all of it’s about rest, though. The Giants signed UDFA Roger Lewis Jr., who played at Bowling Green, and they like what they’ve seen so far. They want more reps for him to find out what his future looks like; they already know what Cruz can do. Of him, Manning said:

“I think a lot of it with Roger, he’s played well, played well in preseason and training camp and OTAs. He was making a lot of plays, he’s come in and played well when he’s got some reps. Kind of keeping a smaller set of plays for him where he knows he can play fast, and each week kind of expanding that role so he can be anywhere and everywhere.’’

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