VICTOR CRUZ SAYS HE’S 80% LIKELY TO RETURN TO GIANTS…
In an interview with USA Today, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said there is an 80 percent chance he will return to the team in 2016. Cruz has three years left on his current contract, but he missed most of 2014 and all of 2015 with injuries and it remains to be seen if he can regain his pre-injury form. Cruz is currently set to count $9.9 million against the team’s 2016 NFL cap, the second most by a player after quarterback Eli Manning. It has been speculated that if Cruz does not accept a pay cut, he may be released from the Giants.
REPORT – JERRY PALMIERI MOVES TO PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT…
NJ.com is reporting that Jerry Palmieri is now assisting the personnel department of the New York Giants. On the surface, it appears to be an odd transition for recently replaced strength and conditioning coach. Palmieri has been with the team since Tom Coughlin’s arrival in 2004, serving 12 years as the strength and conditioning coach. After six straight years of being one of the most injury-plagued teams in the NFL, the Giants replaced Palmieri with Aaron Wells earlier this offseason.
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- NFL Combine 2016: What to expect from the Giants this year in Indianapolis by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Giants’ road back begins at combine, where GM can’t afford a mistake by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- New York Giants should focus on pass-rushers at NFL combine by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
- Giants’ draft dilemma: Former Ecstacy addict fills blitzing need by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Giants will have ‘polarizing’ talks on Noah Spence, predicts Mike Mayock by Randy Miller for NJ.com
- Giants should explore getting veteran wide receiver Marques Colston by Ebenezer Samuel of The New York Daily News
- Mo Wilkerson could become a Giant in this unlikely scenario by Brian Costello of The New York Post
- Ex-Giants coach Tom Coughlin heads to scouting combine on same plane as Ben McAdoo to work with NFL’s ‘Madden Committee’ by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News