The New York Giants look like set at operating again even with Saquon Barkley at the moment away from the staff resulting from a contract dispute.
Finally, Barkley will both signal his franchise tender or obtain the long-term deal he wishes. When that point comes, he’ll be again with the staff within the beginning function.
Behind Barkley is succesful veteran Matt Breida, rookie Eric Grey and 2021 sixth-round decide Gary Brightwell. Jashaun Corbin additionally stays on the roster.
Regardless of their obvious depth, do the Giants want extra on the place? Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report believes they do and lately named the Giants a “real looking touchdown spot” for Darrell Henderson.
Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell — the following two operating backs on the depth chart — had simply 85 mixed carries final season.
Nevertheless, placing all of the eggs within the Barkley basket is a dangerous technique. As electrifying because the 26-year-old is when wholesome, he has already handled an ACL tear and a number of ankle illnesses in his five-year NFL profession.
The Giants could be clever to discover a again who might be trusted to take some reps all through the season and maintain Barkley recent after logging 295 carries final season.
Darrell Henderson may match that invoice. He’ll be 26 when the season begins and reportedly labored out for the Giants in December after being lower by the Los Angeles Rams in November.
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Given what Daboll did to assist revive Barkley’s profession, he may have the identical impact on a smaller scale with Henderson.
Though the Brian Daboll/Mike Kafka offense was a perfect match for Barkley, his revival got here because of well being and never essentially the teaching. That’s to not say Daboll & Co. couldn’t assist to revive Henderson’s profession however evaluating the 2 conditions is like evaluating apples to oranges.
The 25-year-old Henderson has by no means been the dominant dual-threat again Barkley has been and the Giants already handed him over after a glance. Coupled with restricted cap area and a remaining want at edge rusher, it appears unlikely that the Giants would even shell out a veteran minimal contract for a backup operating again.