Giants’ Joe Judge continue to not confident if ‘anxious’ Saquon Barkley will enjoy Week 1, even with workload ‘increasing’ this week vs. Patriots

The waiting match continues for Giants star working back Saquon Barkley. Giants coach Joe Judge…

The waiting match continues for Giants star working back Saquon Barkley.

Giants coach Joe Judge stated Sunday — after his team’s 2nd preseason game, a 17-13 loss at the Browns — that he continue to is not positive if Barkley will be all set for Week 1.

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“I really do not have a crystal ball on that one particular,” Choose stated. “I wouldn’t remove any risk.”

The Giants’ regular period opener, at property from the Broncos, is accurately three months away.

They have introduced Barkley again little by little, as he returns from knee surgical procedures. In 7 days 2 past period — Sept. 20 at the Bears — Barkley tore his ACL and sustained other associated hurt.

But Choose did say Barkley’s exercise workload will raise this week. How a great deal will rely on Monday conversations with the Giants’ healthcare staff members.

“We’ll definitely be escalating what he’s executing,” Decide said. “I can not convey to you particularly what that is going to be. I don’t know at this moment if which is likely to consist of 11-on-11 [team periods]. But we’re heading to make confident we’re really calculated and thorough with what we do. I know he’s tapping his foot and getting nervous.”

Barkley has not accomplished any 11-on-11 function so much in coaching camp. He did some 7-on-7 drills early very last 7 days, whilst donning a crimson (non-get hold of) jersey, just in advance of the Giants still left for their two joint procedures with the Browns in Cleveland. Through these joint tactics, Barkley acquired no 7-on-7 do the job from the Browns. He just did person drills with his have teammates.

The Giants have their 3rd and last preseason match up coming Sunday, at home against the Patriots. Decide has scarcely performed any starters so considerably throughout the preseason, via two games.

Starters are anticipated to get some function future Sunday in opposition to New England. Nonetheless, it would be a surprise if Barkley performs in that activity, even though Decide hasn’t formally ruled it out.

Main up to the activity, the Giants have joint tactics Wednesday and Thursday with the Patriots in New England — they’re on, inspite of Tropical Storm Henri, claimed Decide — and then a Giants-only exercise Friday in East Rutherford. (That Friday practice will be a gentle a single.) The Giants will not have official follow Monday or Tuesday this week.

Decide was the Patriots’ distinctive groups coordinator just before the Giants employed him last year. So he knows and trusts at the very least some of the Patriots’ veteran defenders. For that explanation, it would not be a surprise to see Barkley get some 7-on-7 operate through those people two joint practices in New England this 7 days. A even larger step would be 11-on-11 action. But Barkley is not there — yet.

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Darryl Slater may possibly be achieved at [email protected].