Found March 05, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
Aah, the Salsa man himself, finds himself in a position to return to the Giants next season without a shadow of a doubt. The real question is whether Cruz and his agent can work out a long term deal with the Giants or if he will play out the 2013 campaign on a one year tender. The real question regarding Cruz is about his durability; yes, he played through most injuries last, playing in 15 out of 16 games. However, he seemed to be dealing with a new nagging injury every week and hasn’t figured out the best way to avoid excessive contact just yet, which is skill that can add years to a receiver’s career. Last year alone, Cruz dealt with a shoulder bruise/strain, bruised ribs, calf muscle strain, and knee sprain throughout the season. Two of the ailments (bruised ribs and knee sprain) were products of vicious hits by Steelers safety Ryan Clark and 49ers defensive back Carlos Rogers, which points to Cruz’s difficulties protecting himself either over the middle (which could be an Eli Ma...
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