The veteran wide receiver wasn't in pads for Monday's practice as he continues to nurse the strained calf that kept him from playing during the preseason, per Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.
The Giants have enough talent to field one of the league's top receiving trios, but Cruz has served as a constant injury concern of late, missing 12 games over the past two seasons. If he can't go Sunday, ODB is a lock to see constant double teams.
Other injuries we're tracking heading into Week 1:
- Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei watched practice in shorts as he continues to deal with a "stress reaction" in his surgically repaired right foot, per Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer. Ryan Kalil (knee) also missed the session, but the veteran center said last week that he expects to play in Sunday's opener against the Jaguars.