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New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley has missed Big Blue's past eight practices while nursing a hamstring strain.

Quarterback Eli Manning said Tuesday that the missed work, including last week's preseason game, is concerning for a rookie, even one as talented as Barkley.

"Not concerned with Odell [beckham], just because we've got years of experience and you get a lot of reps in practice; we've had game experience together," Manning said of Beckham sitting out preseason tilts, via the New York Daily News. "Now Saquon, that's different, just because he's a rookie and missing some valuable time. So I know he's getting mental reps. It's different than practice reps; it's different than game reps. Hopefully he can get back soon."

Beckham sat out the first two preseason games and could skip the entire slate. Given his familiarity with Manning, it's less of a concern.

Barkley has missed more than a week after tweaking his hamstring during an indoor practice on Aug. 13, and is in danger of sitting out New York's third preseason game.

Giants coach Pat Shurmur said the team likes "the path he's on" in terms of Barkley being ready for Week 1. Even with Manning lamenting his starting running back missing valuable reps, Big Blue won't rush the No. 2 overall pick back early.

Per the Athletic's Dan Duggan, Shurmur told reporters that Barkley was doing individual drills Wednesday.

 

Coach Shurmur: @saquon practiced today...we're getting him back out there as he returns from his tweaked hamstring. #GiantsCamp

â New York Giants (@Giants) August 22, 2018

The Giants have been down the soft-tissue issue with rookies before. Beckham missed the first four games of his rookie season while dealing with a hamstring injury sustained during training camp. While OBJ's strain was worse than Barkley's reportedly is, New York won't take chances.

Even if Barkley misses the rest of the preseason, the rookie's still expected to be the Giants' workhorse out of the gate, despite his absence causing consternation to the team's veteran quarterback.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000950088/article/eli-manning-saquon-barkley-missing-valuable-time

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Who was that talented running back the giants had...might have wven been a first round pick...he got injured, came back, possibly too soon..got injured again and had to retire with maybe 5 career games.

 

 

Let Barkley heal completely...even if he misses a few games

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Who was that talented running back the giants had...might have wven been a first round pick...he got injured, came back, possibly too soon..got injured again and had to retire with maybe 5 career games.

 

 

Let Barkley heal completely...even if he misses a few games

 

Exactly... and hamstring injuries are especially the ones you don't rush... don't touch.. don't stretch... just let the fucker heal.

 

And may I suggest after he heals... YOGA!!!! :rules:

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David Wilson maybe.

 

Beckhams first training camp went just like this. Same injury. Running back is one of the easiest transition positions in the NFL for rookies. Im not worried about this

yes, David wilson...sad what happened to him..he could have been great
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I loved Wilson. Physically, he was as close to a prototype RB as Barkley. He was such an easy guy to root for too, always having fun, always positive.

 

Of course he ran with his eyes closed half the time... He would have been ejected every game with this new helmet rule too.

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