Some athletes refuse to be publicly political in an attempt to avoid alienating fans or to simply keep their private lives private, and some just aren't political anyway. However, Victor Cruz didn't shy away from stating his support for Barack Obama, even campaigning for the president in the months leading up to the election.
ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk has the details on Cruz's relationship with Obama, which was important to the prez, considering that the Giants wide receiver is such a well-known Latino.
"I was very excited," Cruz said of Obama defeating Romney. "It is big for our community. It is big for minorities and the Latin culture and the Latin communities. It is big for all of us. I hope he continues to do some positive things for us and I am excited to have him back for another term."
No Jay Ratliff or DeMarco Murray at practice to start the week, per Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News.
From Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News: The Giants are taking unique measures to fix what ails the passing game.
From CSN Philly's Reuben Frank: Now that it looks like King Dunlap and Demetress Bell will start the remainder of the year, the two have switched sides.
From Mark Maske of the Washington Post: The league's most frequently penalized team is vowing to draw fewer flags.
Rich Tandler of RealRedskins.com looks at whether the 'Skins should pursue free-agent cornerback Stanford Routt.