Saquon Barkley must face contact – not get crunched and land beneath a pile of our bodies.
So, Barkley is one in all a handful of key Giants who is not going to play Saturday within the remaining sport of the preseason in opposition to the Patriots. It’s no actual shock given the cautious method taken with Barkley all coaching camp, however coach Joe Choose opened the door to the likelihood earlier this week when he mentioned Barkley wants to soak up successful at a stay tempo someday earlier than the common season.
“We’ll costume him, he’ll undergo warm-ups and ramp up,” Choose mentioned. “Going ahead into the season, the main focus will likely be gearing him to as a lot 11-on-11 as we are able to get inside our personal crew.
‘We’ll put him in some conditions the place he has to simply go on the market and react. That’s actually the most important take a look at bodily coming off any damage – if you find yourself on the sector, the reactionary quickness and suddenness you must play with.”
Barkley debuted in 11-on-11 drills sporting a purple no-contact jersey Thursday throughout joint practices in opposition to the Patriots. He was in the identical blue jersey as the remainder of the offense throughout Friday’s walk-through intervals.
Vast receiver Kenny Golladay and tight finish Kyle Rudolph additionally have been dominated out of the preseason finale. Vast receiver Kadarius Toney, left guard Shane Lemieux, cornerback Adoree Jackson and defensive sort out Danny Shelton are notable gamers unlikely to play.