Giants expect Victor Cruz, Eli Apple to practice Monday

AP

Wide receiver Victor Cruz is set to make another try at getting back on the practice field after hurting his groin almost two weeks ago.

Cruz made a brief return, but still felt problems with the groin and has been working on a side field with the training staff recently. Coach Ben McAdoo said on Sunday that Cruz will take part in Monday’s brief practice with hopes that all will go well enough for him to participate in Tuesday’s full practice as well.

The same plan is in place for cornerback Eli Apple and left guard Justin Pugh. Apple suffered a leg strain in the team’s preseason opener and the first-round pick has been on the sideline since then. Pugh has been bothered by a shoulder injury and did not play against the Bills on Saturday.

Getting all three back may help the Giants rebound from a dismal performance in a 21-0 loss to the Bills that McAdoo said featured no positives when he spoke to the media after the game.