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New York Giants’ Saquon Barkley making ‘tangible progress’ in rehab

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New York Giants head coach Joe Judge said on Monday morning that star running back Saquon Barkley was ‘making strides’ in his rehabilitation from season-ending knee surgery last fall.

“You know what, he’s making a lot of strides for us and I don’t want to go ahead and make any predictions or anything on Saquon, but I will say that this guy’s showing progress, tangible progress every day with our medical staff, with our strength staff,” Judge told reporters. “He comes out here and works. Right now, we’ve really mirrored his rehab to what our players are doing on the field practice-wise to make sure that he’s building up that same volume, that same intensity. We can kind of go apples to apples with what he’s done on a daily basis compared to the players that are in practice to give us a better picture in terms of where he is physically.”

Barkley tore his ACL in the Giants’ Week 2 loss to the Bears in Chicago and missed the final 14 games of the year. His surgery was reportedly successful and his rehab is said to be on schedule. That, however, may still keep him from playing until after the season begins. He is currently on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list and is working out on the side.

“I wouldn’t say [he’s in a simulated] practice because there’s no one across from him at this point. There’s differences in that, but in terms of the volume with what he’s working on, whether it’s simulating the routes any of our receivers and backs are running, whether it’s simulating just the overall loads we have in practice. But as you watch him, I know you guys are looking at him, period by period, his rehab is structured to mirror what the other players on the field are doing as much as possible,” Judge said.

In the interim, the Giants have been methodically bolstering their backfield, drafting Gary Brightwell and adding free agents Devontae Booker, Corey Clement and most recently, re-signing Alfred Morris.

Judge stated that the addition of Morris was in no way a statement on Barkley’s progress. He added that he loves the way Morris competes, and that is why he was re-signed.

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