Saquon Barkley making progress
New York Giants’ star running back Saquon Barkley didn’t give any specifics while talking to the media on Wednesday on how his rehab from a torn ACL is going.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan is reporting that Barkley hasn’t had any significant setbacks and he’s even jump-cutting.
The tight-lipped Barkley wouldn’t even go into detail about where he is in the rehab process, although sources have told ESPN recently that there have been no significant setbacks and that he has progressed to jump-cutting.
“Looks good,” one of the sources said.
Raanan says that Barkley will not be on the field doing anything until he’s 100 percent, which is a good thing and makes sense. The Giants have enough veteran backs to hold things down until he’s ready.
Barkley is not expected to be full-go for the start of training camp, a source told ESPN last month. They aren’t going to put him on the field in live situations until he’s 100%. It’s entirely possible that might not be until October.
With Barkley still sidelined as he rehabs from a torn ACL, Devontae Booker has been taking the first-team reps and I wouldn’t be surprised if he has to start week one. There is a reason the Giants felt the need to give him a two-year, $6 million deal. It’s because they know there is a chance that Barkley isn’t ready for their regular season opener.
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