Giants RB Saquon Barkley could be about to take final step toward return to games

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Saquon Barkley practice helmet up
Saquon Barkley practice helmet up

The main storyline at Giants camp with less than two weeks before their Week 1 matchup against the Denver Broncos is whether or not star RB Saquon Barkley will play.

Head coach Joe Judge spoke to media on Wednesday to discuss the plans for Barkley at practice this week.

"It will be increased from what you saw last time, obviously yesterday was a walkthrough, so I wouldn't count that," Judge said. "What you saw last week, including him in New England, it'll be increased from that."

The team will be practicing in only shells on Wednesday, which means no hitting or full contact. Barkley has yet to get hit at practice, and would need to clear that hurdle to be ready for Week 1.

"Today's a shells practice so we're not going to be hitting each other," Judge said.

Judge went on to mention that Barkley and the rest of the team could have a full contact practice on Thursday "if we decide to go pads."

Barkley's activity has been ramping up over the past week, although he did not play in the team's final preseason game against the New England Patriots. If he's not ready for Week 1 action, then it'll be a combination of Devontae Booker and Gary Brightwell in the backfield for the Giants.