Victor Cruz has a real chance to be the third receiver in a very crowded competition.
But if he wants to make something of that chance he’ll have to do much more than the one catch for 10 yards he had last week. Domenik Hixon (4-49) is the favorite for the job, but Cruz does have some explosive potential as he showed last year in the preseason against the Jets.
Right now he hasn’t separated himself from Devin Thomas, Darius Reynaud and the rest of the pack. He has to do it tonight, or he’ll be battling for a different role.