Giants taking long-term approach with Saquon Barkley
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Giants taking long-term approach with Saquon Barkley

There is still some mystery regarding when Saquon Barkley will return to the gridiron. There is less secrecy, however, with regard to how the New York Giants view his return.

In an exclusive interview with ESPN's Jordan Raanan, Giants head coach Joe Judge revealed the team isn't rushing the running back to return before he is 100 percent ready.

Barkley has been cautious when commenting on when he will return to playing full-time. He recently revealed he feels "pretty good" since missing the bulk of last season after suffering a torn right ACL in Week 2 but couldn't offer up an exact timeline with regard to whether he will participate in training camp out not. 

The belief now is Barkley will miss training camp and be ready to return for Week 1, although — as Judge revealed to Raanan — that doesn't look set in stone either.

The Giants open up the regular season at home against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 12.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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