It ended with him watching from the sideline.
Cruz had a "tight groin." The issue surfaced in the middle of Tuesday's two-hour-plus practice. Cruz, who has missed almost all of the past two seasons with injuries, watched during most of team drills. It wasn't an unfamiliar sight.
Cruz, 29, brushed it off. He's not concerned. He has said tightness in the groin is something he experiences every training camp. It might, in fact, be nothing more than a twinge. But with Cruz, any injury is of serious concern. The calf injury that sidelined him all of last season was initially thought to be dehydration. It morphed into a strain before becoming a season-ending problem, the story pointed out.