On Wednesday, the New York Giants officially ruled out several players for tomorrow’s game against the Patriots including RB Saquon Barkley (Ankle), WR Sterling Shepard (Concussion), TE Evan Engram (Knee), and RB Wayne Gallman (Concussion).
Reports had said that these players were going to have a tough time being available in Week 6, given the short week.
Regarding Barkley, there’s hope he’ll be able to return from his ankle injury next week.
Barkley, 22, was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Giants. Barkley is in the second year of his four-year, $31,321,752 rookie contract that included a $20,859,456 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Giants to pick up in 2021.
In 2019, Barkley has appeared in three games and rushed for 237 yards on 37 carries (6.4 YPC) to go along with 11 receptions for 74 yards receiving and one total touchdown.
Engram, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2017. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $10.71 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $1.43 and $1.92 million over the next two years of the agreement.
The Giants will have a fifth-year option to pick up in 2021.
In 2019, Engram has appeared in five games and caught 33 passes for 373 yards receiving and two touchdowns.