WR Victor Cruz has lit it up as an outside receiver in practice, just like he did in his debut last preseason against the Jets.
And just like he did in place of Mario Manningham on Sunday in the Giants’ 29-16 victory over the Eagles.
But he is better suited to being a slot receiver than lining up on the outside because of his physical size, according to offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.
“Eventually, I think that is going to be his spot, but to his credit, when he is outside, he reaches up and he is strong and can run after the catch,” Gilbride said. “He has shown that from Day One. If you throw the ball near him, he will go get it.”