Gi­ants Rule out Barkley, en­gram

Edmonton Sun - - SPORTS -

Gi­ants run­ning back saquon barkley will sit out for the third con­sec­u­tive week while re­cov­er­ing from a high an­kle sprain on Thurs­day when the New england Pa­tri­ots wel­come New york to Foxborough, Mass.

The Gi­ants (2-3) are also tak­ing the field on a short week with­out tight end evan en­gram (knee) and wide re­ceiver ster­ling shepard (con­cus­sion).

barkley in­creased his ac­tiv­ity this week, from run­ning in a straight line to po­si­tion drills, but hold­ing him out this week af­fords barkley an ex­panded win­dow for rest with 10 days be­fore the Week 7 game against the ari­zona cardinals on Oct. 20.

“you only have four days in­stead of seven, so ev­ery­thing you do is com­pressed,” Gi­ants coach Pat shur­mur said of get­ting his short­handed team ready. “There’s al­ways a bal­ance try­ing to get them phys­i­cally and men­tally pre­pared with the time al­lot­ted. ev­ery NFL team has a four­day turn­around once a year, and this just hap­pens to be our week.”

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