Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) carries the ball in the first quarter as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) defends at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Saquon Barkley carted off, ruled out with ankle injury

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley left in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the host Dallas Cowboys with a left ankle injury.

Barkley rolled his ankle on a Cowboys defender’s foot and went down. Trainers looked at his injury on the Giants’ bench before he was carted to the locker room.

The fourth-year pro took two carries for 9 yards before exiting.

Barkley, 24, had returned to full form after missing most of 2020 with a torn ACL he suffered in Week 2. In the first four games of 2021, he had 186 rushing yards on 52 carries with two touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

Aug 22, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs the ball during warmups before the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Evan Engram out, Saquon Barkley questionable vs. Washington

The New York Giants will be without tight end Evan Engram for the second straight game to begin the season.

On Wednesday, Engram was ruled out for Thursday night’s game at the Washington Football Team (0-1).

Engram reportedly is advancing in his recovery from a calf injury, however the Giants (0-1) are faced with a short turnaround following their 27-13 season-opening loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph likely will see additional snaps in place of Engram. He had two receptions for eight yards in the Week 1 loss.

Star running back Saquon Barkley was listed as questionable for the Washington game as he continues to work his way back from last year’s knee injury. He rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries in the season opener.

The Giants also ruled out linebacker Cam Brown (hamstring) and guard Shane Lemieux (knee) for Thursday’s game.

–Field Level Media

Saquon Barkley, of the New York Giants, is shown before the game, at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford. Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Giants RB Saquon Barkley takes live hits for first time

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley took hits in live action Thursday for the first time since suffering a season-ending ACL injury in Week 2 last year.

Barkley did not play in the Giants’ three preseason games.

None of the hits Thursday took Barkley to the ground.

“Within a normal practice, safely … they gave me some good shots,” Barkley said. “It’s in pass protection, route-running, just to get me back in the flow of things.”

Still, the Giants refuse to declare Barkley ready to play in the team’s opener vs. Denver on Sept. 12. Coach Joe Judge said earlier this week the team will not make a decision until days before the game.

Barkley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, led the NFL with 2,028 all-purpose yards as a rookie while adding 15 touchdowns. He was limited to 13 games the following season by a high-ankle sprain, finishing with 1,003 rushing yards and 438 receiving yards while scoring eight total touchdowns.

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Aug 19, 2021; Berea, OH, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Giants RB Saquon Barkley out for preseason finale

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will not play in the team’s preseason finale against the visiting New England Patriots on Sunday, coach Joe Judge announced.

Judge also said Friday that Barkley’s status for the Giants’ season opener against the visiting Denver Broncos on Sept. 12 has yet to be determined.

Barkley, 24, is working his way back from a torn ACL in his right knee sustained in a game against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 20, 2020. He was able to participate in live drills while wearing a no-contact jersey during Thursday’s joint practices with the Patriots.

“It feels good being with the team, feels good to get a couple of team reps,” Barkley said Thursday. “It’s just fun to be able to play football again, feel like a little kid and just taking it day by day.”

The Giants selected Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he had a stellar rookie season that culminated in a Pro Bowl selection. Barkley led the NFL with 2,028 yards from scrimmage and chipped in 15 touchdowns.

Limited to 13 games in 2019 because of a high-ankle sprain, Barkley ran for 1,003 yards and added 438 receiving yards while scoring eight total touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

Aug 20, 2021; Berea, OH, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs a drill during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Giants RB Saquon Barkley to miss practice for personal matter

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will miss the first of two joint practices in New England to address a personal matter, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Barkley didn’t make the team trip on Tuesday to Foxborough, Mass. He will make his own arrangements to be back at practice Thursday.

The absence is not expected to set Barkley back from his recovery from an ACL injury, and he’s expected to participate in live drills with the Patriots’ defense on the field. He did not take part in live drills last week in joint practices with the Cleveland Browns.

Barkley has a chance to be ready for New York’s opener Sept. 12 versus the Denver Broncos.

–Field Level Media

Aug 19, 2021; Berea, OH, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Saquon Barkley to participate in drills vs. Patriots

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is expected to participate in team drills during upcoming joint practices with the New England Patriots, NFL Network reported Sunday.

The sessions are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Foxborough, Mass., although travel plans for the Giants could be affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Henri.

Barkley, 24, missed 14 games last season with a torn ACL and was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list earlier this month.

On Aug. 9, he returned to on-field action for the first time since sustaining the injury on Sept. 20, 2020.

Barkley’s status for the Sept. 12 regular-season opener against the visiting Denver Broncos remains up in the air.

Barkley, the No. 2 overall pick by the Giants in 2018 out of Penn State, has rushed for 2,344 yards and 17 touchdowns in 31 games. He also has 149 receptions for 1,219 yards and six scores.

He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2018 and named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year after rushing for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

Running back Saquon Barkley jogs off the field at the end of Giants practice, in East Rutherford. Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Reports: Saquon Barkley to be activated off PUP list

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is expected to be activated off the physically unable to perform list and return to practice Monday, the New York Post first reported.

It would be Barkley’s first on-field action since tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 20, 2020. Barkley also damaged his medial collateral ligament and meniscus. He played just two games last season, rushing for 34 yards on 19 carries.

Barkley will be limited to individual drills at first to ensure he doesn’t suffer any setbacks, per the Post and ESPN.

The Giants play the New York Jets on Saturday in their first preseason action. Barkley is not expected to appear in any of the three preseason games.

The 24-year-old, who was the No. 2 overall draft pick by the Giants in 2018 out of Penn State, has rushed for 2,344 yards and 17 touchdowns in 31 career games. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season of 2018 after rushing for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Giants play their Week 1 game Sept. 12 at home against the Denver Broncos.

–Field Level Media