Giants wideout Victor Cruz ran on the practice field grass for the first time since suffering a calf injury during training camp, and maintained that he was pain free afterward. He noted swelling was down and he felt closer to a return.
“The short week leaves us a little handicapped,” he said.
Cruz and the team’s training staff will monitor how he reacts Wednesday morning. The Giants square off against Washington Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. The Giants have lost their first two games as Cruz missed both with the injury.
Cruz didn't have much of a chance to play in Week 3 because of the short week, but he may have a shot in Week 4 if he continues to progress. The team released Preston Parker because of his drops, but it could be another sign Cruz is closer to returning.