So why would Victor Cruz and Terrell Davis be in the same sentence, especially if “Hall of Fame” is in that sentence?
Because injury is a way of life in the NFL. Serious injury can reach up and devour one’s career at any time. That can never again be held against a great player’s career when Hall of Fame time comes around.
It’s unlikely, of course, that Cruz will ever be in the discussion for Canton … but you never know how good he might have become had he not suffered the kind of knee injury that has people remembering where they were when they saw it on national TV during a Sunday night game in Philadelphia in 2014.
He didn’t return until last season, and the Giants on Monday waived their one-time receiving phenom.
Cruz is 30; the injury happened when he was 27. Davis tore up his knee in the fourth game of the 1999 season. He was 26. He played 13 more NFL games the rest of his career and was officially done at 29.
For the Falcons, Julio Jones, Alex Mack and Dwight Freeney are NFL Jerseys Cheap listed, while NFL Jerseys Outlet the Patriots have seven players listed on the injury report. New England’s injuries feature three key contributors on offense, with four more coming on the defensive side of the ball.
The week isn’t over yet, so there’s still some recovery time for both sides, but below, we’ll provide you with the latest updates on every key player.