Here are three Giants’ issues to watch in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Jets.
1. Backfield in motion
It will be Saquon Barkley (when he’s ready to roll) and then Devontae Booker as the 1-2 (heavy accent on the 1) punch at running back. Who comes next? Corey Clement, the former Eagles runner, has had a fine camp thus far. Can he push Booker for the backup role? Will re-signed veteran Alfred Morris stick around? Will rookie Gary Brightwell? There will be plenty of rushing attempts in these games to find out.
2. Big gulp
The starting offensive line is young and a work in progress. The second-unit line? You had to ask. Sudden retirements this summer depleted the depth the Giants thought they had. Nate Solder, coming off an opt-out year, is unlikely to play Saturday. This is a chance for Jackson Barton to show he can handle himself at tackle and for veteran Kenny Wiggins to show he has enough left in the tank at guard.
3. You’re up, backup
No one is rushing in from the parking lot to see Mike Glennon in action, but this will be his Giants debut and it would be nice if the 31-year-old, mostly backup NFL quarterback shows he can organize the offense sufficiently enough to assuage any real fears should anything happen to Daniel Jones this season.
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