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Giants Victor Cruz Vows to Return Better than Ever

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite suffering a a torn patellar tendon in his right knee that ended his season, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is confident this is only a setback and that he'll be able to continue his NFL career.

Cruz suffered the injury last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles when he dove for a ball in the end zone and ultimately had to be helped off the field.

"They said my chances of coming back are very high," Cruz said on a conference call. "I'm excited for the process."

"I don't have any doubt in my mind," he said. "I don't have any doubt I'll be back. I believe I'll be in tip-top shape when the time is right."

Since stepping on the field his rookie season back in 2011, Cruz has been one of the most exciting and well-known players in the NFL.

Known for doing a salsa dance every time he scores a touchdown, Cruz has 264 catches and 24 touchdowns in 52 games played for the Giants after he was undrafted out of Massachusetts.



NFL Teams Suffer Big Injuries in Week 6

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL teams suffered several notable injuries in Week Six to key members of their team that will likely affect their seasons going forward.

The New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills 37-22 but the victory came at a price.  After the game it was believed that running back Stevan Ridley suffered a torn ACL. In addition NFL Insider Ian Rappaport reports that linebacker Jerod Mayo has a "significant" knee injury. Furthermore, CSN New England's Tom Curran reports that quarterback Tom Brady suffered a "significant" ankle injury before the game against the Bills, but played through it.

The New York Jets lost to the Broncos but also lost starting cornerback Dee Milliner in what initial reports are claiming is a torn Achilles. Additionally, it is believed that starting guard Brian Winters tore an ACL. In the same game, Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan was helped off the field after suffering a knee injury. 

The Cleveland Browns have lost starting center Alex Mack to a broken leg. 

The New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee. 

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Giants Suffer Big Blow in Loss to Eagles

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants were shut out by the Philadelphia Eagles 27-0 during Sunday night's football game.

That wasn't the worst news as wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a knee injury on a non-contact play in the third quarter. Cruz immediately grabbed his knee and could be seen fighting off tears.

It is believed that Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee. 

Quarterback Eli Manning was harrassed all night by the Eagles defense, and was sacked six times.  The Giants could not find a rhythm all night as they could only muster 253 yards of total offense.

The Eagles soared as Nick Foles completed two touchdown passes, both to his tight ends; James Casey and Zach Ertz.  Philadelphia also ran over the Giants as LeSean McCoy rushed for 149 yards on 22 carries.

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Victor Cruz Scores First Touchdown at MetLife, Giants Beat Texans

NFL via Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The New York Giants earned their first win of the season, defeating the Houston Texans 30-17 on Sunday.

The Giants took advantage of three Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions and methodically moved the ball against the Texans all day.

Eli Manning returned to form, throwing for 234 yards and two touchdowns. 

Victor Cruz capitalized on the Texans defense, hauling in five passes, including a 61-yard reception and his first touchdown at MetLife Stadium, which gave the Giants a 7-0 lead in the second quarter.

Despite the stifling front seven of the Texans, led by J.J. Watt, Giants running back Rashad Jennings gashed Houston all day, running for 176 yards and a touchdown.

New York has a quick turnaround as they travel to face their division rival Washington Redskins on Thursday night.

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Victor Cruz's Season is Over

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz underwent arthroscopic debridement on his left knee Thursday, ending the former Pro Bowler's season.

Cruz also suffered a concussion during the Giants' loss to Seattle last Sunday. Cruz was cleared of the concussion on Wednesday but the Giants officially ruled him out for the team's game this Sunday against Detroit, and spokesman Pat Hanlon said Cruz will not play in the season finale versus Washington.

The 27-year-old Cruz signed a five-year, $43 million extension with New York during the offseason.

Cruz caught 73 passes for 998 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games this season.

Cruz finishes two yards shy of becoming the fourth Giants player ever to record three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

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Cruz Hauls In Touchdown As New York Tops Pittsburgh, 18-13

NFL via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Quarterback Eli Manning connected with wide receiver Victor Cruz on a 57-yard touchdown pass as the New York Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in their preseason opener Saturday night, 18-13.

The touchdown came late in the first quarter on third-and 4 at the Giants 43 when Cruz beat Steelers cornerback William Gay and safety Troy Polamalu to catch Manning’s pass over the middle. The score capped off a 6 play, 80-yard drive for Big Blue.

Manning finished the game 2 of 5 for 73 yards and a touchdown. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went 4 of 8 for 36 yards and no score.

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N.Y. Giants and Victor Cruz Agree to Contract Extension

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants and wide receiver Victor Cruz agreed to a six-year contract extension on Monday, which will keep the Pro Bowler in the Big Apple through the 2018 season.

The contract is worth $46 million and will guarantee Cruz $15.625 million for the first two seasons, according to ESPN. He will also receive a signing bonus of $9.5 million and an additional roster bonus of $1.5 million that will be paid out the first day of the 2014 league year.

The Giants signed Cruz out of Massachusetts in 2010 after he went undrafted. In 32 games with New York, Cruz has 168 receptions for 2,628 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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NFC Rocks AFC in Pro Bowl

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(HONOLULU) -- Another Pro Bowl filled with plenty of offense and little intrigue - but will it be the last one?

Victor Cruz caugh 10 passes and Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns to help the NFC bury the AFC, 62-35 in the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Commissioner Roger Goodell threatened to stop playing the game if the quality of play did not improve in this year's version. Last year many of the players were booed for lack of effort.

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph took home MVP honors for having 122 yards receiving, and thought the players did try this year. "Guys were competing, guys wanted to win and guys want to keep the game here," Rudolph said. "That was the point before the game. We want to keep this game rolling for future Pro Bowlers."

The AFC got 205 yards passing from Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, but only rushed for 15 yards in the loss. 

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Ed Reed Fined, Not Suspended for Hit on Victor Cruz

Harry How/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will have to pay the piper again.  Reed was fined $55,000 for his hit on Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz in last Sunday’s game.

Reed avoided a one-game suspension, but still had to pay a $50,000 fine for his hit on Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in November.

"I just play the game," Reed told The Baltimore Sun on Thursday before the fine was announced. "I let them make those decisions."

Cruz said after the game that he believed the hit was legal.  This is Reed's fourth illegal hit over the past three seasons.

"It's tough, full-speed, the whole thing," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. "I hope the league really takes a look at this in the offseason and figures out a way to help the players out a little bit. It's been a real challenge so far this year."

The Ravens will take on the Bengals on Sunday before heading into the playoffs.

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NFL To Honor Victims Of Elementary School Shooting

NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) -- The NFL will honor the victims of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut with a moment of silence on Sunday. The league has asked every home team to hold the observance before the national anthem.

The New York Giants and New York Jets will pay tribute to the victims by having the initials S.H.E.S (Sandy Hook Elementary School) written on the back of the helmets for Sunday’s games.

Giants wide receiver Victory Cruz tweeted a picture before the game with the words, “Jack Pinto My Hero” and “R.I.P. Jack Pinto” written on his cleats. Pinto, a six-year-old victim in the shooting, was a big fan of Cruz.

The New England Patriots will wear a black-ribbon logo on their helmet on Sunday night in their game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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