"I'm extremely excited to start my next game, to play my first game in this young 2015 season," Cruz said. "I'm excited to team up with Odell (Beckham, Jr.) -- man it's going to be fun. I just wanted to make sure that I'm 100 percent before I go back out there. I want to be clicking on all cylinders. I want everything to be full force, just to prevent another injury."
Cruz has been out due to a calf injury, after recovering from knee surgery.
This past Friday, head coach Tom Coughlin said that Cruz would be "running all weekend" and that the team was hoping there would be "nothing but straight ahead positives in all his activities."
Monday is the day for Cruz to get back out on the field. Cruz worked on the side and said afterwards that he's excited about Sunday.
The Giants will need him back, even though Beckham and Rueben Randle played well as a tandem against Washington. OC Ben McAdoo has been planning this three WR passing attack since Beckham came on the scene.
It lasted just two games in 2014 before Cruz got hurt in Week 6 against Philadelphia. The Week 5 game against Atlanta (Beckham's NFL debut) was the only game thus far to feature all three of the club's top wideouts.
The distribution was even during that game: Beckham (4 rec, 44 yds, 1 TD), Randle (4 rec, 33 yds, 1 TD), Cruz (3 rec, 22 yds) and...Preston Parker (3 rec, 61 yds). The next week, the Giants were shut out by the Eagles and Cruz tore his patellar tendon, ending his season.