NFL Free Agent Fantasy Football Impact
MAR 9, 8:27p ET | Adam Meyer and Ryan Fowler
Rotowire: Mar 25 / 1:38p ET
News: Coach Tom Coughlin relayed Wednesday that he saw Cruz (knee) do some running recently, noting that the wideout looks lighter and in shape, Newsday reports.
Impact: While Coughlin remains optimistic that Cruz will bounce back well from his torn patellar tendon, a firm timetable for the wideout's return to game action has yet to be solidified. "I'd be careful of what I would say there," Coughlin said. "Hopefully it's the first game, but, you know what, if it isn't, we've done that one before. We just went through it." Coughlin was, of course, referring to how Odell Beckham Jr. was sidelined for the first few weeks of the 2014 season, before returning to make a significant impact as the season progressed. Either way, the report suggests that the hope continues to be that Cruz will participate in training camp this summer, in some capacity.
Rotowire: Feb 21 / 10:41a ET
News: Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he got a positive report from team doctors on Cruz (knee), Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Reese also said the Giants, "can't put all your eggs in that basket", hinting that the team will still consider wide receivers in the draft. It would still be surprising if the Giants use a first or second-round pick on a wideout, with Cruz, Odell Beckham and Reuben Randle all under contract through 2015. Cruz is expected back for the start of the 2015 season, and while he'll no longer be Big Blue's top receiving threat, he still figures to have a major role in the offense, assuming his rehab goes well.