Both were on a "pitch count" earlier this summer. For Beckham it was the result of a tender hamstring that kept him sidelined in the spring. Cruz was making his way back from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee.
While Beckham played in the preseason opener, Cruz watched from the sideline. The Giants have been more careful to limit his snaps and action this summer.
That no longer seems to apply.
"We'll pick when he goes [in a preseason game], but he's done everything. [Sunday] he did everything [in practice] — we didn't even have a ... he and Odell both had a full practice [Sunday], and both did well and both are back ready to go [Monday]," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said.
Cruz expects to be a full participant in practice on Monday evening. There were no negative effects from the increased workload in the Giants' first practice since returning from Cincinnati.
When the Giants scrimmaged against the Bengals last week, Cruz did very little. He did not participate in team drills (only individual) on Tuesday in Cincinnati, the story said. It's good news for the Giants who lost Ruben Randle for at least a week with knee tendinitis.