EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The oft-injured Victor Cruz isn’t giving up on his hope to play for the New York Giants.

Cruz, a 29-year-old wide receiver, remained optimistic Wednesday despite being sidelined the past few days by a groin injury.

The latest injury has many wondering whether Cruz is starting another phase of getting close to playing and then having a setback. He missed all of last season with a calf injury and was limited to six games in 2014 by a knee injury sustained against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cruz was defiant when asked what he had to say to those who feel his career is over after six seasons.

“Tune in,” he said.

While he didn’t practice Wednesday, Cruz ran drills under the supervision of strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman.

“I felt good,” Cruz said. “We ramped it up a little. We’re going to pick up the intensity as these days progress, just to see where I am physically, and do some change of direction stuff toward the end of this week and see where it goes, but I feel great.”

Coach Ben McAdoo said it’s too early to say whether Cruz will practice Thursday. McAdoo wants to see him practice for a week before putting him in a game.

General Manager Jerry Reese recently said he wants to see Cruz play in two preseason games. He missed the preseason opener against Miami.

If he does not, the Giants have to decide whether to keep him on their 53-man roster.

“Obviously I am a normal human being, so I think about that stuff, but all I can do is take care of what I can take care of and control what I can control, and that is my health and being out there when I can,” he said.

The NFL suspended kicker Josh Brown for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, without revealing the infraction.

LEON DONAHUE, a former NFL offensive lineman, died at age 77 in Redding, California.

After starring at San Jose State, Donohue spent six seasons in the NFL with San Francisco and Dallas. His last game was the 1967 NFL final in Green Bay known as the “Ice Bowl.”

JAGUARS: Rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey said he’s “very, very close” to being 100 percent following knee surgery.

Ramsey sat out the team’s preseason opener last week at the New York Jets as a precaution, then missed three practices. He was back on the field Tuesday and full go during a joint practice with Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

 Jacksonville signed journeyman guard/center Jacques McClendon and released receiver Rasheed Bailey.

BILLS: Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said his four-game NFL suspension is because he missed a drug test.

Dareus said he apologized to his teammates and is embarrassed about the second consecutive season of violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

SEAHAWKS: Coach Pete Carroll tempered some of his optimism regarding tight end Jimmy Graham’s ability to be ready for the start of the season.

Carroll said that as expected, Graham won’t play against Minnesota in the Seahawks’ second preseason game Thursday night. Graham is recovering from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee suffered last November in a game against Pittsburgh. Graham was activated off the physically unable to perform list last week and returned to limited practice.

BRONCOS: Defensive end Derek Wolfe left a joint practice with San Francisco because of a left ankle injury.

Wolfe was injured while pass rushing during 11-on-11 scrimmaging against the 49ers’ first-team offense. He limped to the locker room, leaning on trainers walking on either side of him.

CARDINALS: Coach Bruce Arians was released from the hospital after an overnight stay with what he described as diverticulitis and rejoined the team.

Arians, 63, then attended the first 30 minutes of Arizona’s joint workout with San Diego before the teams meet in a preseason game Friday night.

TITANS: The team activated rookie outside linebacker Kevin Dodd from the physically unable to perform list and waived offensive lineman Josue Matias, who has a knee injury.

BROWNS: Cleveland suspended cornerback K’Waun Williams for two weeks and fined him for multiple violations of team rules.