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Giants receiver Victor Cruz takes next step in recovery
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Giants receiver Victor Cruz takes next step in recovery

Published Jun. 14, 2016 5:21 p.m. ET

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After missing all of last season, wide receiver Victor Cruz is inching closer to playing for the New York Giants.

Cruz surprised many by running routes and catching passes during individual drills on Tuesday, the opening day of a three-day minicamp.

The 29-year-old Cruz said he ran routes at full speed for the first time on Friday and got the go-ahead to do it again at the minicamp, the team's last activity before training camp opens in late July. He looked good, running hard, planting his foot and cutting, lending hope that he might return to the form that made him one of the NFL's most feared receivers.

Cruz, who has played in only six games in the past two seasons because of knee and calf injuries, expects to be a full-go for training camp. He showed signs of progress last season, but the calf injury kept him from playing.

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