Cruz entered Sunday with just one reception in three straight games, and although each of those catches went for over 35 yards, he wasn't even thrown to against Pittsburgh. That came despite Cruz playing 26 snaps, which it's worth mentioning trailed Roger Lewis' 29 plays Sunday. While Cruz says he isn't unhappy about his recent lack of involvement in the passing game, he also intends to clear things up with McAdoo, who had to respond to No. 2 wideout Sterling Shepard not being targeted in Week 12.
Cruz continued his tradition of making one big catch per game Sunday, as he hauled in one of five targets for 37 yards.
Cruz has had one catch in each of the last three weeks for between 37 and 48 yards. It's more of a curiosity than anything fantasy-actionable, however.
Cruz (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Contained to limited practices all week as he tends to a low-ankle sprain, Cruz will end his DNP streak at one contest. While he has to jostle with Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard for targets on a weekly basis, Cruz should be able to make an impact against a Bears defense that has surrendered 194.8 receiving yards per game and 10 touchdowns in nine contests to wideouts this season.
Cruz (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
In the first full session of the week, Cruz remained a limited participant for a second straight day, despite assertions from the wide receiver that he had "no problems" with his workload. According to the New York Daily News, he's tending to a low-right ankle sprain, but Raanan noted the Giants intend to have the veteran back in action Sunday against the Bears. Cruz's removal from the injury report Friday would pave the way for a return.
Head coach Ben McAdoo contained his players to a jog-through just two days removed from Monday night's win against the Bengals. If his potential activity is any indication, Cruz will partake in at least a limited fashion Thursday. How he emerges from the renewed exertion on his low-ankle sprain will determine his availability for Sunday's contest with the Bears.
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