The Giants season opener against the Dallas Cowboys is rapidly approaching, and with that in mind let’s take a look at who will be ready to take the field in Dallas, and who will be watching from the sidelines in our week 1 New York Giants injury report.
The Giants talented slot receiver returned to practice this week on a limited basis, and while Cruz says his bruised heel feels good, he is still awaiting official medical clearance from the team.
“Something catastrophic has to happen for me not to play,” Cruz said. “But we are taking it one day at a time and still got to go in and see docs and stuff like that. They just want to gauge and see how I am progressing but it is going to take a lot for me not to play in this game.”
Jason Pierre-Paul has also been limited in practice this week but says his surgically repaired back is feeling good. JPP told reporters that he will decide Friday whether he is playing against the Cowboys. Pierre-Paul also said that if he plays, he does not want to play a limited amount of snaps.
“I am getting better and better every day,” Pierre-Paul said. “I got to get my conditioning up and that is the main part of my game. Still on track. By Friday I should know if I am playing or not.”
“On this team, I feel it is a big thing for me to take most of the snaps,” said Pierre-Paul, who added his playing time will be up to the coaches. “[Twenty snaps] is not enough. When it comes to games, I want to be a big factor.
“I don’t want to put myself out there and I only do 20 snaps and those 20 snaps (don’t) really count to winning the game, know what I am saying? I am not a third-down guy only. I like to go out there and take all the snaps if I can.”
Complete week 1 injury report
RB Andre Brown (leg temporary IR)
C David Baas (knee)
T David Diehl (thumb)
TE Adrien Robinson (foot)
WR Victor Cruz (heel)
FB Henry Hynoski (knee)
DE Damontre Moore (shoulder)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back)
CB Jayron Hosley (ankle)