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Giants WR Cruz expects to play in opener


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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, recovering from a torn patellar tendon, said Thursday that he expects to be ready for the season opener.

“There’s zero doubts that I’ll be playing in that first game,” Cruz said of the Giants’ Sunday night game at Dallas.

“He looked good. He’s running pretty good right now and he’s scheduled to be back ready for the opener for us,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “But until you get out there and turn it loose, you never know what a guy is going to do. But he looks great right now.”

Cruz, who had surgery in October, said he has been running for a month but isn’t making lateral cuts yet.

“I do feel like I can continue to be the same guy that I was before,” said Cruz, a two-time 1,000-yard receiver who had 241 receptions from 2011 to 2013.

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