WR Cruz on crutches, plans to play in opener

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was wearing a walking boot and using crutches at Tuesday's practice.
Cruz said he envisions playing in the regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, calling the use of a walking boot and crutches a precaution.
"Hopefully, I can be ready," Cruz said.
Cruz worked out away from the team for most of the offseason while the two sides negotiated on and off. He signed a five-year, $43 million deal on July 18 and took his first preseason reception 57 yards for a touchdown at Pittsburgh.
That was Cruz's only reception in two preseason games. He was injured Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts.