July 29, 2016 at 7:21 PM EST - Updated July 24 at 3:36 PM
Giants receiver Victor Cruz is back a lot sooner than anyone expected.
After missing all of last season and being limited to six games over the past two, the Cruz was a full-go as the New York Giants held their first practice at training camp Friday under new coach Ben McAdoo.
With the Giants indoors because of overnight rain, the workout looked more like a slow-speed organized team activity.
Cruz didn't seem to care. He participated in every drill. He caught passes. He worked at recovering fumbles. The nearby Paterson product didn't show any signs of being limited either by his knee or the calf injury that plagued him last year.
The next step will be doing it in practice and then games.
Cruz is confident that he can. He also believes he can return to being a big-threat playmaker.
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