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Giants in Wait-and-See Mode Regarding Injured Players' Statuses

The Giants hope to gain clarity regarding their injured playmakers later this week.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- The Giants are hopeful they will have running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), and Kenny Golladay (knee) back in time for their Monday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Golladay, Toney, and Barkley all took part in the stretch period open to the media. But head coach Joe Judge indicated that their respective statuses won't be known until much later in the week.

"They've all made progress," Judge said before practice. "We’re going to move them around today. Tomorrow, we’ll probably have a much better idea in terms of going into the game with them (and) what they’re going to look like.

"I wouldn’t say anything that happens today or tomorrow would rule them out or guarantee them at the game, but today should give us a little bit of an insight to it and then really tomorrow in terms of how much they can do individually, how much they can do in some team periods, what are they able to do when they’re out there."

Before Wednesday's practice, Shepard, who was scratched after an aborted pre-game workout last week, was spotted sprinting out to the practice field with no apparent lingering issues from his hamstring issue.

Barkley, Toney, and Golladay also seemed to move around well in the warmups, though none of them ran full speed during the part of practice open to reporters.

Judge reiterated that the injured players are on their own recovery timetables.

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They have three different injuries, three different bodies. There’s different timetables for all of these guys. I’m not going to go ahead and give a ‘This guy’s further ahead,’" he said. 

"With these injuries, it sounds like day by day different guys are at different points and some days it sounds like one guy is further along than another guy. What we ask from the trainers is just give us accurate information and let us know so we can plan accordingly."

The Giants will release their first injury report of the new week on Thursday.

BLUE NOTES:

 Tight end Evan Engram, who has been linked to potential trade rumors, and safety/special teamer Nate Ebner were not spotted at the start of practice. Both were inside with trainers, per a source.

ESPN reported that "multiple teams" have expressed an interest in trading for Engram, the Giants' embattled tight end who hasn't really lived up to his first-round draft pedigree.


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