Cruz to use Hall of Fame visit as motivation

Ahead of his first preseason contest of 2014, Victor Cruz is looking to make this weekend's trip one he'll never forget.

Sunday’s annual Hall of Fame game has taken on an added significance for Victor Cruz. The fifth year wideout will be making his first trip to Canton Ohio and he expects it to be an eye opening experience.

"All of the statues of the heads that you see and I am excited for Michael Strahan, Andre Reed and all of the other guys getting inducted,” noted Cruz. “It is amazing accomplishment. It will be something that I will use as motivation.”

Undrafted in 2010, Cruz has enjoyed an improbable rise to NFL stardom, but coming off a disappointing 7-9 season, the talented receiving target is focused on executing New York’s new and improved offense this preseason.

"I think we are going to put us right to the test, and see how well we know the offense, how well this thing can perform at a high level, and I think right out of the bat we will be, maybe not no-huddle, but a little bit more up-tempo,” admitted Cruz.

As the Giants prepare to face a revamped Buffalo Bills squad, Cruz is eager to get some game reps under his belt for the first time in a long time,

”To just get that football feeling back,” said Cruz of his goal heading into Sunday. “I missed the last three games last year, so I haven’t played a game in a while. I want to get back to playing football again, getting hit again, and getting used to that contact again. I am ready for it.”

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