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Giants news: Victor Cruz to star in Showtime documentary

New York Giants headlines for Wednesday, 8/12.

Victor Cruz is set to star in a Showtime Sports documentary
Victor Cruz is set to star in a Showtime Sports documentary
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Wednesday morning headlines.

Victor Cruz to star in "I AM GIANT: Victor Cruz," on Showtime

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is set to be the centerpiece in a feature-length film this fall on Showtime. The documentary will profile the rise, fall and grind back to the gridiron of the Big Blue star. Last October, Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon and is currently working his way back to his elite form.

"Victor’s story is one of tragedy and triumph, fear and courage, patience and persistence," said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. "NFL fans around the world cheered for New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz as he made his improbable journey from undrafted free agent to NFL superstar. This film will reveal the man inside the uniform as he faces the biggest challenge of his life. It is real-world, high-stakes drama, captured in real time in its most authentic form."

The documentary will be directed by Gotham Chopra. Cruz and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James are two of the executive producers of the film.

Michael Bamiro looking to avoid fights during training camp

The massive guard from Stony Brook University has been involved in two fights this training camp, but is hoping to reverse that trend and not become a detriment in the locker room. The 6-foot-8, 340-pound offensive lineman is the biggest player on the Giants roster, and is hoping to make an impact, especially with the depth of his position group currently in flux.

"We're all competing, we're all trying to get better," Bamiro said. "I never want to go into a practice wanting to hurt somebody on my team or hurt anyone else. But you want people on your team with that passion to play."

More Headlines

Rookie left tackle Ereck Flowers had an excellent day on Tuesday.

The Giants' defense had a "good day" against the Bengals.

The New York Daily News says there was "not a hint of conflict" on Tuesday between the Giants and Bengals.

Giants co-owner Steve Tisch commented on Jets quarterback Geno Smith's injury Tuesday.

The Giants are hopeful Jameel McClain, last year's leading tackler, can return next week from injury.

In lieu of Frank Gifford's passing this weekend, take a look at these excerpts and commentary from A Fan's Notes, a 1968 fictional memoir about the career of Gifford and an author who was fixated on him.

Did Chuck Bednarik taunt Gifford after legendary hit?

Cincy Jungle takes a look at the New York Giants with our very own Ed Valentine ahead of their first joint practice and upcoming preseason game.

Speaking of that joint practice, there were no new injuries or brawls to report on the Giants' side.

To stay updated with all of the happenings between the Giants and Bengals this week, follow our storystream.

In the wake of Geno Smith's injury, former Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen makes his case to become the new Jets starting quarterback.

Around the NFL

Philadelphia Eagles fans want the Pope to bless oft-injured quarterback Sam Bradford.

Hard Knocks, following the Houston Texans training camp this year, premiered on HBO Tuesday.

An NFL team relocation to Los Angeles could lead to a major clash between some owners.

The NFL Draft is not returning to New York City, and instead will remain in Chicago for 2016.