Sport Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram are back for Giants; Sterling Shepard remains out
Giants rule out Saquon Barkley
The Giants have closed the door on running back Saquon Barkley‘s chances of playing this weekend. Head coach Pat Shurmur trumpeted the idea of having Barkley back in the lineup after missing one game with a high ankle sprain, but Barkley was ruled out by the team on Friday. Shurmur also scoffed at timelines that [more]Head coach Pat Shurmur trumpeted the idea of having Barkley back in the lineup after missing one game with a high ankle sprain, but Barkley was ruled out by the team on Friday.
Daniel Jones had to be all smiles on Friday.
Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram are not on the injury report and are expected to play Sunday as the Giants (2-4) host the Arizona Cardinals (2-3-1).
Head coach Pat Shurmur oddly said both players are available but he chose not to say they are definitively back. But they’re back.
Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Corey Ballentine (concussion) are out. Wayne Gallman and Olsen Pierre may play if they clear the protocol.
Barkley is returning exactly four weeks after sustaining a high right ankle sprain at Tampa Bay in the second quarter of Jones’ first start.
Engram is back despite a sprained MCL in his left knee that kept him out of last week’s Thursday night loss at New England.
Giants’ Saquon Barkley unlikely to play against Patriots Thursday
The second-year running back is still recovering from a high-ankle sprain. To make matters worse, his backup might be out, too.Barkley suffered a high-ankle sprain during Week 3, a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was expected to miss at least six to eight weeks. But Barkley said Sunday that he didn’t think his recovery would take that long.
Gallman would return from a concussion sustained in the first quarter against Minnesota two games ago that kept him out of the Patriots loss, as well.
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Giants drop third straight as Daniel Jones’ turnover problems continue .
Alarm bells are going off in East Rutherford. Daniel Jones’ turnover problems plagued the Giants again Sunday in a 27-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, their third straight defeat. And a shockingly poor run defense surrendered three TDs to backup back Chase Edmonds. But head coach Pat Shurmur’s inexplicable play calling in the fourth quarter put a cherry on top. The Giants faced 3rd-and-18 on their own 30-yard line, trailing 24-21 with 3:11 to play. And Shurmur called a draw to Saquon Barkley, who had reinjured his right ankle midgame, that gained four yards.On fourth down, Jones was sacked by Patrick Peterson and fumbled away his third turnover. Haason Reddick recovered.
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