Three veteran Giants who have yet to play a snap this season are in the news this week.

Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul and Will Beatty all have important hurdles to clear in the coming days as they quest a return to the field.

Tom Coughlin did not have any update on Cruz, who has been sidelined more than two months with a calf injury, but the wide receiver is expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday that will allow doctors to determine his progress from a PRP injection he received on Oct. 1. That examination was first reported by The Record of North Jersey and confirmed by a source. If Cruz is cleared, there is a possibility he could be on the practice field this week. The Giants have a late practice on Wednesday evening, giving Cruz even more time to get the green light he and the Giants have been waiting to receive.

Pierre-Paul is scheduled to meet with Giants officials this week for a re-evaluation of his injured right hand. Coughlin did not have any update on that progress at the time of his Tuesday conference call.

"We'll know more about that when it happens," he said.

And Beatty is eligible to return to the practice field this week after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list because of a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in the spring.

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"When that is decided it'll be slow going," Coughlin said. "I'm not sure if that's going to start this week or when, but when we do it'll be with the idea of bringing him back slowly."

The Giants have a three-week window to put Beatty on the practice field. Once he is there, however, it will open another three-week window for them to add him to the active roster.