Saquon Barkley away from Giants for joint practice with Patriots


FOXBORO, Mass. – Saquon Barkley will not be on the field Wednesday when the Giants start off two days of joint practices with the Patriots. Barkley was excused to attend to personal matters and is expected back for Thursday morning’s practice.

Barkley did not travel with the team when it departed on Tuesday. 

Still limited while he continues to ramp up his football activities coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL, Barkley has thus far been held out of all 11-on-11 drills. He did not participate in any live drills last week when the Giants practiced for two days with the Browns in Berea, Ohio.

Saquon Barkley during joint practice with the Browns.
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He was going to see more action on this trip, working in individual drills and possibly some 7-on-7 drills with the Patriots defense on the field. That will now have to wait a day.

Barkley will have to make the trip on his own to join his teammates. This absence is not expected to set Barkley back and he still has a chance to be ready to play in the Sept. 12 season opener against the Broncos at MetLife Stadium.

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