Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/23/14
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New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck told the Newark Star-Ledger that he’s not worried about Victor Cruz missing the Giants’ offseason workouts as long as he’s on the field for opening day.“I don’t think anybody hoped that he’s not there. So that’s what I meant by that,” Tuck said. “Victor has to do what Victor thinks is best for Victor. And he doesn’t have to answer to anybody else. He’s his own man. At the end of the day, I don’t care if he misses all the workout program. As long as he’s there on— What day do we open up? — that Sunday. Whatever day that is, if I see No. 80 with the New York Giants, then I’m cool with that.”Tuck says Cruz’s absence will give some of the younger guys a chance to step up as well.“I know him and Eli have great rapport, and it won’t take those guys long to figure things out,” Tuck said. “But obviously you want a guy there. He’s a big reason for any success we’re going to have this year, so you want him to be there. But if not, it gives the younger guys opportunities to get more reps. It could help us either way.” Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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