The New York Giants held their breath Monday morning when Saquon Barkley had to be attended to by the training staff after reaching for a spectacular touchdown reception.
Monday’s practice was intended to be a light one before their trip to practice with the Detroit Lions. That, however, didn’t stop Barkley from potentially dinging himself trying to make a play. That, and more, as we look at the sights and sounds of Monday’s practice.
Injury scare for Saquon
The Giants got a scare when Barkley came up gimpy after making a spectacular catch on a throw from Kyle Lauletta.
Play may have come with a cost: Barkley’s left leg is now wrapped. May have tweaked something extending for the pass https://t.co/lei5M3LDb9— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 13, 2018
Pat Shurmur would later say after practice that he believes that Barkley is “alright”. We’ll keep an eye on the situation and keep you updated with the latest as we get it.
More from the practice field
In what should be a familiar pattern by now, the Giants started out their morning with their individual drills, working on fundamentals and warming up for their team period.
This would turn out to be a light practice as the Giants travel to Detroit this afternoon for joint practices with the Detroit Lions in advance of Friday night’s preseason game.
Rookie left guard Will Hernandez draws comparisons to former Giant Chris Snee on the field, but his attitude and mentality is much more in line with that of Snee’s teammate, Rich Suebert. Suebert was often referred to as a “mixer”, and Hernandez has brought that mentality back to the Giants’ offensive line.
They’re running drills at half speed with minimal contact but BJ Goodson got fired up about something. Seemed like his ire may have been directed at Will Hernandez. Goodson got pulled for a few plays by the coaches.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 13, 2018
Once again, both of the Giants’ young quarterbacks got snaps with the first team. The Giants’ young quarterbacks had their struggles — as young players are want to do.
First up was Davis Webb, who is looking to reassure the Giants’ coaches after a bad performance last Thursday night. He started off his time on the field with a pair of touchdowns to Odell Beckham Jr.
Webb had some poor snaps as well, missing a couple passes high and fumbling a snap.
Spoke too soon. Webb had three over-throws and a fumbled snap in the next team period. Then Michael Thomas picked off Kyle Lauletta https://t.co/ScML8a8og1— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 13, 2018
Next up was rookie Kyle Lauletta, who threw an interception to Michael Thomas early on.
He settled down as practice drew to a close and shortly before the end Lauletta set Barkley up for the spectacular touchdown reception on a wheel route that resulted in Barkley’s potential injury.
- Safety Darian Thompson, CB Donte Deayon, WR Travis Rudolph, and TE Ryan O’Malley were all out. Connor Barwin still seems to be recovering from the “soreness” resulting from Thursday’s game. Thurston Armbrister likewise seems dinged.
Darian Thompson, Donte Deayon, Travis Rudolph and Ryan O’Malley remain on the side. Don’t see LBs Connor Barwin and Thurston Armbrister. Looks like it’ll be a light practice.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 13, 2018
- With Thompson still out, Curtis Riley seems to have regained his starting job. William Gay is once again the starting slot corner.
Curtis Riley again the starting FS and William Gay the first-team slot corner.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 13, 2018