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Giants Rookie RB Saquon Barkley Ready to Get a Full Workload in Week One

It looks like rookie running back Saquon Barkley is going to get a lot of looks in his first NFL game this weekend, as ESPN reports he’s ready to not have any limitations and will have a full workload in the opener against the Jaguars.

Saquon Barkley’s first NFL game should come with no limitations.

Barkley hasn’t played since the New York Giants’ preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns. He tweaked his hamstring on Aug. 13 and wasn’t a full participant in practice until last week.

The No. 2 overall pick has looked good ever since, and doesn’t expect the hamstring to have any impact on him in Sunday’s season opener when the Giants host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“I definitely think I’m ready for a full [workload] the way I’ve been preparing and practicing,” Barkley said Monday after the Giants began preparations for the Jaguars.

It’s still unclear what a full workload will be for Barkley. He barely played in the preseason. The Giants are expected to sporadically sprinkle running backs Wayne Gallman and Jonathan Stewart into the game.


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