The clearest sign that Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram will return to action for the New York Giants on Sunday is that both players were listed as full participants in Wednesday’s practice. The Giants face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Coach Pat Shurmur would not commit to either playing, saying only “we’ll see what the week holds.”
Barkley has missed three games with a high ankle sprain. Without Barkley and Wayne Gallman (concussion) the Giants rushed for only 64 and 52 yards the past two weeks. Engram leads the Giants with 33 catches and 373 receiving yards.
A new name on the Giants’ injury list is cornerback/kick returner Corey Ballentine. He was held out of practice on Wednesday with a concussion. Ballentine has played sparingly on defense, but has averaged 26.3 yards on nine kickoff returns this season.
Gallman, wide receiver Sterling Shepard and defensive lineman Olsen Pierre were all listed as limited in practice. All also are in the concussion protocol.