The veteran Giants wideout was seen running routes and catching passes during individual drills before sitting out the team portion of practice, per NJ.com. It marked Cruz's first real work since, essentially, last summer. Largely an afterthought in Gotham, Cruz has missed 26 straight games with knee and calf issues.
Tuesday's progress, though, serves as a major step for the one-time star, with Cruz saying: "I feel good. I'm just about there."
Cruz promised that come the start of training camp on July 28, "the plan is to be full go," calling this week a "turning point."
We've written hundreds of updates on Cruz, who hasn't played in a game for New York since October 12, 2014. In a world where he could stay healthy, the Giants would boast a fascinating cast of wideouts led by Pro Bowler Odell Beckham and second-rounder Sterling Shepard. With Cruz, though, nothing is guaranteed.
Other injuries and rehab scenarios we're tracking on this delightful Tuesday:
Here is what Broncos coach Gary Kubiak had to say on Talib's progress: "I don't know if there is any update. I would put him in the category of we're doing everything we can to have him ready for training camp. I think it's still a day-to-day process. I think he's just weaning off of the crutches right now, if I'm right. Our goal is to have him ready for camp like all of these guys."