New York Giants head coach Joe Judge has faith that Devonta Freeman can come in and pick up the slack caused by Saquon Barkley's season-ending injury. Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Judge on Devonta Freeman: 'I think he's got some juice left in the tank'

With Saquon Barkley out for the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL, the New York Giants signed Devonta Freeman to a one-year deal. The former Atlanta Falcons running back will have to get up to speed in the third week of the season, and it may not be so easy. 

However, Giants head coach Joe Judge believes Freeman will be an asset to his club, contributing when and where necessary. 

With Freeman now on their roster, Judge now has some depth in the backfield. Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman were the only two running backs the team had available following Barkley's injury.

Freeman spent six seasons with the Falcons before being released in March. The 28-year-old is a two-time Pro Bowler and rushed for 656 yards and two touchdowns last season while adding 410 yards and four touchdowns receiving.

Luckily for Freeman, he'll be facing a San Francisco 49ers squad on Sunday that has been decimated by injuries early on. Both Nick Bosa and Richard Sherman will miss the game due to injury. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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