Cruz at Practice 9/3/13
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Wide receiver Victor Cruz appears to be a go for the New York Giants' season opener at Dallas. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, coming off back surgery, was more of a question mark as the Giants started preparations for Sunday night's game with both practicing. For Cruz, it was his first workout with the team since bruising his left heel in a preseason game against the Colts on Aug. 18.
In other NFL news:
- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says Robert Griffin III will be under center for next week's Monday night opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Griffin, coming off major knee surgery, was cleared last Thursday to play in Week 1 by his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. However, Shanahan said at the time that Andrews also had unspecified "concerns."
- The New York Jets have signed quarterback Brady Quinn, giving the team an experienced backup behind rookie Geno Smith. With Mark Sanchez likely sidelined for the opener with a shoulder injury, it appears Smith will get the start against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
- The New England Patriots have re-signed cornerback Marquice Cole and released offensive lineman Josh Kline. Cole was re-signed just one day after he was released by the team.
- The Packers have signed Seneca Wallace just days after he was released by San Francisco, Green Bay's opening-game opponent. Wallace is entering his 10th pro season, and replaces B.J. Coleman as the backup for Aaron Rodgers.
- Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo returned to practice in a limited role, a significant step in his recovery from a bruised lung. Mingo was injured in an Aug. 15 game against Detroit and hospitalized for two days.