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Saquon Barkley among 6 Giants who will start season on PUP list

Matt Peart, Oshane Ximines among others

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Saquon Barkley, coming back from a torn ACL that forced him to miss 14 games last season, will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. The New York Giants announced Thursday that Barkley is one of six players who will begin training camp on PUP.

In addition to Barkley, center Jonotthan Harrison (hamstring), tackle Matt Peart (back), tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot), linebacker Oshane Ximines (hamstring) and rookie cornerback Aaron Robinson (core muscle), the team’s third-round draft choice, will begin on PUP.

Players on the Active/PUP list can be activated at any time during training camp. If they are still on the list at the final roster cutdown to 53, they must either be activated or moved to the Reserve/PUP list. Players on the Reserve/PUP list must be inactive for the first six weeks.

Additionally, two players have been placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFI) list: linebacker Ryan Anderson (back) and running back Sandro Platzgummer (hamstring). The NFI list is very similar to the PUP list, except the player must have sustained his injury away from the team. Such players can return to practice when they are medically cleared.

Finally, running back Taquan Mizzell was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Mizzell, who last played in a regular-season game in 2018 (for Chicago), was signed in January.

Rookies have already reported to training cam. Veteran players report to camp on Tuesday and the first full-squad practice is Wednesday.