Giants rule out Saquon Barkley

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The Giants have closed the door on running back Saquon Barkley‘s chances of playing this weekend.

Head coach Pat Shurmur trumpeted the idea of having Barkley back in the lineup after missing one game with a high ankle sprain, but Barkley was ruled out by the team on Friday.

Shurmur also scoffed at timelines that had Barkley set to miss as many as eight weeks and it does seem that the back will return sooner rather than later. Videos from Giants workouts show him running and changing direction without any apparent difficulty and Barkley has maintained that he’ll beat predictions about how long he’s going to be out of action.

Wayne Gallman will get the start again for the Giants against the Vikings with Jon Hilliman as the No. 2 back. The Giants play against the Patriots on Thursday night in Week Six, so the Giants don’t have to wait long for another chance to bring Barkley back.

The Giants also ruled out linebackers Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and Tae Davis (concussion). Linebacker Lorenzo Carter (neck) is listed as questionable.

12 responses to “Giants rule out Saquon Barkley

  1. Seems there really in inteligent life in New York after all. Can’t believe they were even considering playing him this week – duh!

  2. Sensible. Between the short week before the Pats game, the likelihood that the Vikings are going to be as bad they’ve been till now, and the logic of not rushing your star RB back, there is no reason to bring SB back this week.

  3. Why do teams state players are out before they have to? It would seem like an advantage to the opponent to know a player will be out prior to Sunday morning. Just something i often wonder about.

  4. HagemeisterPark says:
    Why do teams state players are out before they have to? It would seem like an advantage to the opponent to know a player will be out prior to Sunday morning. Just something i often wonder about.
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    Per NFL rules, teams must list their injured players as questionable, doubtful or out by 4 p.m. EST Friday for a Sunday game.

  5. dregonspengler says:

    Per NFL rules, teams must list their injured players as questionable, doubtful or out by 4 p.m. EST Friday for a Sunday game.
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    Really??? Good info but I swear I hear players will be a game time decision quite frequently and then you only hear if they are in or out right before the game starts. Its an important factor in fantasy football stuff.

  6. sdelmonte says:
    October 4, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    Sensible. Between the short week before the Pats game, the likelihood that the Vikings are going to be as bad they’ve been till now, and the logic of not rushing your star RB back, there is no reason to bring SB back this week.
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    The Vikings had a horrendous game against the Bears….no denying that….but prior to that, they had two blowout wins and a loss at Green Bay that was only decided on a horrible interception in the fourth quarter. I’m not saying they are a great team by any stretch…but I don’t think the current narrative that the season is over is accurate either.

  7. Smart move. The Giants have a really good one with Barkley, and they’re smart to protect him. It’s a long shot for them to break through into the NFC playoffs this year, so consolidating their gains this year is probably smart.

  8. sdelmonte says:
    October 4, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Sensible. Between the short week before the Pats game, the likelihood that the Vikings are going to be as bad they’ve been till now, and the logic of not rushing your star RB back, there is no reason to bring SB back this week.

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    Dude, really? You joining the over-reaction crowd now?
    The Vikings DEMOLISHED the Falcons and DEMOLISHED the Raiders. The lost a Close/Tough one in Green Bay, and Chicago dominated them in the FIRST half and then hung on.

    So, really. A comment about “how bad” the Vikings have been is just ignorant.

    The STAT that should concern you is that their DEFENSE is behind ONLY Chicago in the NFL.

    THAT is what your backup running back is running against Genius. Not Kurt Cousins.

    Geesh…

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