Giants’ Saquon Barkley starts training at the training camp, activated by the PUP list



The sound you hear is the New York Giants exhaling, given that they are just [finally] got very good news at the training camp. After a string of unfortunate headlines that included a practice brawl and a number of players retiring – having just signed their contracts – the Giants’ biggest off-season story remains Saquon Barkley’s status. And while it is not yet known whether the Pro Bowl running back will be ready to start the regular season, he will take a massive step in that direction – the Giants now got him off their list of the physically disabled on Monday (PUP) activated. announced the team.

In a speech from camp last week, head coach Joe Judge made no commitment as to when this might happen.

“We will have daily conversations about his rehab and weekly conversations about where we think he will show up,” said Richter. “I’m not a doctor as far as the schedule goes. I let the medical team tell me that a man is good and gets him on the field. I know he’s good. Back with a player like Saquon and a schedule back , he is making progress every day.

“I know it sounds like a broken record, but it’s important for us to survive an injury like this. You want to make sure we don’t go forward and take a step back.”

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Well, it seems like there have been no steps back, just forward as the Giants try to welcome the former second overall winner back to the field at some point in the next few days. Of course, you can probably prevent Barkley from competing in the preseason but instead create the conditions to clean up the rust, as he has been off the field since September 20, 2020, when he was carted off with an A against the Chicago Bears , stopped playing football, ACL broke.

Almost a year later, he has now seen his fifth year option exercised by the team, but it also comes with an ice cold approach to potential contract negotiations – with owner John Mara, who made it clear the Giants are “in no hurry” open conversations and they will do so “in due course”.

In contrast, Mara also noted that he “expects him to be here a long time,” but the Giants apparently tie contract talks to Barkley’s health and his ability to stay on the field in 2020. And now that he’s ready to put his helmet back on, the path of trying to regain his dominance while pushing his financial worth north again is officially beginning.

The club also activated Oshane Ximines from the PUP list along with Barkley, a talented pass rusher who delivered 4.5 sacks and five tackles for the loss in his rookie season (2019) before getting all but up in year 2 Missed three starts due to a shoulder injury that eventually landed him in the injured reserve at the end of the season. Ximines joins a Giants line of defense in 2021 to put pressure on opposing QBs.


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