In what may actually be a sign that Saquon Barkley goes to be able to hit the sector sooner moderately than later, the Giants on Tuesday launched working again Corey Clement, who led the workforce in dashing within the preseason.
By parting methods with Clement, a 26-year outdated with NFL pedigree, and retaining rookie Gary Brightwell on the roster, the Giants are going with youth over expertise.
That bodes nicely for Barkley’s return.
His major backup is Devontae Booker, and it’s anticipated that Booker should carry a major load early within the season till Barkley is prepared for a full-time function.
Barkley, getting back from reconstructive knee surgical procedure, didn’t play in any of the three preseason video games.
His workload will improve this week in follow, as coach Joe Choose has stated he must see Barkley take some hits earlier than he’ll be ok with placing him in a sport.
Clement ran for 3,092 yards at Wisconsin. He totaled 163 dashing makes an attempt, 655 yards and 7 touchdowns in 46 video games (no begins) with the Eagles the previous 4 years.
He led the Giants in carries (18) and yards (86) within the preseason, but additionally misplaced a fumble close to the aim line within the preseason opener in opposition to the Jets.
Brightwell, a sixth spherical draft decide from Arizona, caught three passes for 20 yards within the preseason finale in opposition to the Patriots, ran the ball 4 instances for 10 yards and is an lively participant on particular groups.
Along with Barkley, Booker and Brightwell, the Giants even have fullback Eli Penny, who was spectacular this summer time when given the prospect to hold the ball within the preseason.
The Giants additionally launched Brian Lewerke, which means they’re anticipated to go along with solely two quarterbacks – Daniel Jones and Mike Glennon – on the roster. All groups should minimize down from 80 gamers to the league mandated 53 by 4 p.m. Tuesday. Lewerke could possibly be a candidate for the follow squad, as may a number of different gamers the Giants will both minimize, waive or launch.
The early spherical of Giants cuts additionally included G Chad Slade, LB Niko Lalos, CB Madre Harper, TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart, WR Matt Cole, WR David Sills and WR Damion Willis.