Victor Cruz is eyeing training camp for his return to the field.
That's what the wide receiver said on a video interview posted on Giants.com on Tuesday. Cruz is still recovering from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon.
"My goal is for training camp," he said. "Obviously OTAs are near and approaching, but I just want to take my time and continue rehab. But training camp is definitely the goal."
The team gathers in about a month and a half for the start of the offseason program. Eventually that will turn into OTAs and then minicamp. It's unlikely that Cruz will be available for any of those activities.
But he does want to be available when the team returns in July and starts camp.
Cruz also gave a little hint about his role in the offense with Odell Beckham Jr.
"I want to continue the trend of being the person in the interior who is getting the ball," he said, suggesting that he will play in the slot while Beckham (and likely Rueben Randle) play outside. "When you have weapons all over the field, they can't key in on one guy. As receivers, we look forward to that."