Victor Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon in November 2014 and since has battled calf and groin injuries with constant setbacks, false starts and, worse yet, false hope. “It felt great just to be with my teammates and put this 80 jersey back on and to get the love of the crowd and the people again and go out there and be in position to make a few plays as well,” Cruz said via NJ.com. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz played in his first NFL game in almost two years (AP).
Ryan Clady knew he was nowhere close to being done with football. Not when he tore the ligament in his left knee for his second major injury in three seasons. Not when he spent the Super Bowl as a spectator, rooting on his Broncos teammates. And, not when Denver brought in a player to replace him, effectively ending his tenure with the team and casting his future in doubt. "It was a little bit stressful," Clady acknowledged. "I can't deny that." The veteran left tackle, acquired by the New York Jets in a trade from Denver in April, is healthy again. He's also eager to show everyone that he's still the immensely talented player who has made four Pro Bowls and been considered one of the best at
Free agent running back Stevan Ridley visited the Indianapolis Colts Friday, a day after being released from the Detroit Lions, reports NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo. The veteran RB has had a rocky return since tearing his ACL in 2014. Ridley was the fourth in line in Detroit. Now, he could have an opportunity to be the backup to Frank Gore in Indianapolis.