Cruikshank is on pace to return from a three-game absence after returning to full participation Thursday, gearing up for Sunday's tilt against the Giants. Barring any setbacks, he should be able to provide depth at free safety behind starter Kevin Byard.
Cruikshank did not practice in any capacity this week, so his lack of availability is no surprise. The rookie fifth-round pick will miss his second consecutive game as he nurses a knee injury, paving the way for Brynden Trawick and Kendrick Lewis to receive increased snap counts.
Cruikshank (knee) will likely miss Sunday's game against the Jets, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Cruikshank has been dealing with a knee injury since early November and it looks likely he'll sit out another game. Expect Brynden Trawick and Kendrick Lewis to see increased workloads in Cruikshank's absence.
Cruikshank appeared to have shed the knee issue suffered in early November, but returned to the injury report Saturday. Specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the 23-year-old won't be available at Houston on Monday.
Cruikshank (knee) was a Turron Davenport of ESPN.com in Thursday's practice.
Cruikshank appears to have fully recovered from his knee injury after being limited in practice to begin the week. Barring any setbacks, expect the rookie to suit up and play a rotational role during Sunday's divisional matchup against the Colts.