Victor Cruz has been back in the NFL for one game after missing almost two seasons with injuries, and he's already having fun with one of footbal

l's best players. 

The New York Giants star receiver said Wednesday that Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman needs to let his play do the talking after Norman wasn't covering Antonio Brown during Monday night's blowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"Especially if he calls himself — I don't call him this, he calls himself the best corner in the league — then you have to go cover the best receivers on the other team," Cruz said, via "Going in, I thought he was going to follow (Brown) all over the place, but he didn't. So it is what it is. He made his choice."

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Brown eventually finished the 38-16 win against the Redskins with eight receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns, torching Bashaud Breeland on a number of occasions while Norman "locked down" Sammie Coates.

Norman, while frustrated with the assignment given to him, claimed Wednesday that he just lines up where he's told.

"I'm doing what I'm asked to do and doing it to the best of my abilities, trying to be a cerebral assassin on details and assignments which my coaches ask me to do," he said. "Trying to be a technician of the game. Anything I can do, I'm all for it. Whether I travel or not travel to one side, left side, who really cares? Just get the job done. Whoever gets the job done so be it.

"All this talk about this guy matchups up this guy, who really frickin cares? Come out with a W and win the game. That's hogwash. That's what people talk about. Of course we want to go up against each other because our competitive egos are through the roof. It's one of those things that comes with the territory."

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Of course, everyone remembers the on-field feud between Norman — then with the Carolina Panthers — and Odell Beckham Jr. last season. Cruz may have been coming to his young teammate's defense as Norman has continued to spout off about Beckham.

Norman signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Redskins this offseason, which means he will clash with Beckham twice this season. The first meeting will be Week 3.

Now the question beckons, will Norman want to shut down Beckham or Cruz?