Giants activate Saquon Barkley from PUP list

The New York Giants have activated RB Saquon Barkley and LB Oshane Ximines from the physically unable to perform(PUP) list, the team announced on Monday.

Both were expected to participate in practice for the first time in training camp on Monday afternoon.

Barkley and Ximines have been on the physically unable to perform/active list since camp began last month.

Barkley, 24, tore his right ACL in Chicago on September 20. The fourth-year running back underwent surgery on October 30.

Once fully healthy, Barkley will step to the front of a running backs group that includes Devontae Booker, Corey Clement, rookie Gary Brightwell, and Alfred Morris.

Ximines, 24, injured his shoulder on October 4 against the Rams. The third-year linebacker was placed on injured reserve five days later. Ximines returned to practice on November 23, but the shoulder continued to be an issue, and he underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff on November 30.

Six players were placed on the PUP/active list when camp began, and two remain there: tight end Kyle Rudolph and rookie cornerback Aaron Robinson, the team’s fifth-round draft choice.

The Giants open their preseason schedule Saturday night against the Jets.

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