Victor Cruz returned to practice and had New York Giants teammates seeing red.

No, they weren't angry at the star wide receiver for sitting out an extra day with a neck injury. He was hurt against Philadelphia on Oct. 27, the Giants' last game before a bye.

Cruz was getting grief for wearing a red jersey with the No. 8.

The quarterbacks normally wear the red jerseys in practice. It's the universal sign telling teammates not to lay a finger on them.

Cruz got his red jersey because coach Tom Coughlin wanted to make sure his No. 1 receiver didn't get hit in practice Thursday and have a setback for Sunday's game against Oakland. The teasing comments came mostly from the defense.


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