Barkley to begin training camp on PUP list

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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Thursday.

Barkley missed most of the 2020 season after tearing his ACL in September. The 24-year-old's rehab was further complicated by damage to his MCL and meniscus.

When asked Monday about his availability for training camp, the running back said he's "taking it day by day" and is "just listening" to his body.

Giants veterans are scheduled to report on Tuesday, and practice starts the following day.

Players on the PUP list can be activated at any time during training camp. When rosters are cut to 53, players must be either activated or placed on the reserve/PUP list, which requires them to miss the first six weeks of the season.

Barkley burst onto the NFL scene after the Giants selected him second overall in 2018. He racked up 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns to win Offensive Rookie of the Year before producing another 1,000-yard campaign in 2019.

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