Olivier Vernon

In Wake Of 2014 Injury, Cruz Looking Forward To Facing Eagles

Playing the Philadelphia Eagles always had a special meaning for Victor Cruz. This year, even more so.

The last time Cruz faced the Eagles was Oct. 12, 2014, and it almost cost the New York Giants receiver his career.

During the third quarter of the sixth game of that season, Cruz jumped in the end zone to catch a pass and tore the patellar tendon in his right knee. It was ugly and Cruz knew it right away. He cried.

Surgery and rehabilitation followed, and so did disappointment. The popular former free agent from nearby Paterson missed the following season with a calf injury that also required surgery.

Many doubted Cruz would make it back this year, especially...