Giants’ Barkley held out of practice because of leg injury
“He’s day to day,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday.
Barkley, a rookie running back drafted No. 2 overall, did some drills very slowly before going to the sideline to work on strength and conditioning. The former Penn State star was in uniform — minus shoulder pads — while his teammates went through the first of three practices with the Lions.
On Monday, he caught a swing pass out of the backfield and was injured either stretching to make the catch or running down the sideline after the catch.
It’s unclear if Barkley will play in Friday night’s preseason game at Detroit.
“Player safety is right on the front burner for all of us all the time,” Shurmur said. “If he’s able to go, he’ll play. If he’s not, then he won’t be out there.”
Jonathan Stewart, who spent the first 10 years of his career with the Carolina Panthers, filled in for Barkley during some snaps with the first-string offense.
The Lions, meanwhile, had a key player walk off the field after being injured. Starting center Graham Glasgow appeared to hurt his left leg. Coach Matt Patricia declined to comment on the injury after practice.
Glasgow started all 16 games last year and played in 15 games, starting 11, the previous year as a rookie.
Detroit is counting on him to improve its running game , which has ranked among the NFL’s worst in recent years. The team’s backup options at center include Wesley Johnson, who started 15 games for the New York Jets last season.
NOTES: Giants LB Connor Barwin, who has an undisclosed injury, did not practice and said the team is letting him rest. … Lions President Rod Wood said the team is still looking into the possibility of placing a retractable roof on Ford Field.