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Coughlin: Victor Cruz "will certainly add to what we are doing"

Coughlin talks about Cruz and more as Giants get back to work.

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The New York Giants returned to practice on Monday, buoyed by both Thursday's victory over the Washington Redskins and the impending return of wide receiver Victor Cruz. Here are some takeaways from head coach Tom Coughlin's Monday meeting with reporters.

On the return of Cruz ...

"If he practices, practices well he'll be a good lift for us. ... he will certainly add to what we are doing, and he'll open the door for some new thoughts, yeah."

Coughlin said Cruz is"in a good place mentally. He felt good when he ran over the weekend. He has no issues whatsoever. He's anxious to get back out on the field and play, and we're anxious to have him do that."

On other injured players ...

Robert Ayers "did OK." Owamagbe Odighizuwa "moved around well."

"All gotta go through a full week of practice though to prove that they're ready to go."

On what he did Sunday ...

Coughlin said he watched a lot of football on TV, "just like you did."

He said he thought Buffalo was "a good football team. Obviously they are. Defensively they were very, very good. Offensively explosive, throw the ball, had multiple talented guys. They had a heckuva game."