"The plan is to be ready for training camp and I feel good," he told SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Placing Cruz on the PUP list would give the Giants roster flexibility if he is not ready by training camp. If he lands on the regular-season PUP list, he would be forced to miss the first six games.
Cruz has experienced weakened production every year since his breakout season of 2011. But he was limited to just six games in 2014.
"I knew I wanted that. I kept thinking, 'This is going to be big for me,'" Cruz said, per NFL.com. "Either it's going to make me, or it's going to break me."
Cruz played in six games last season before injuring his knee. He caight 23 passes for 337 yards and a touchdown before going down.
Cruz is recovering from knee surgery he underwent last season and he recently said he could pass the team's conditioning test if needed.
"The way I feel right now is right where I want to be..." Cruz said, per the New York Daily News. "I'm in a good place to move on to the next step."
After saying last month that he was at 80 percent, Cruz declared himself to be "81 percent" on Tuesday, per the New York Post.
While he's still not fully recovered, he's ready to return to the field. Cruz said that he was capable of passing the team's running and conditioning test, given at the start of training camp.
Cruz is working one-on-one with a strength and conditioning coach at practice, however. On Tuesday, Cruz was able to run routes and catch passes from the assistant, per NFL.com.
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