Giants have decreased RB Saquon Barkley's workload as of late

Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley didn't take a single rep on Saturday after individual warmups, and has had his workload decreased significantly over the past several practices, ahead of Thursday night's NFL preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns.

Prior to Monday's practice, Shurmur put to bed any concern that Barkley had suffered an injury that led to a reduction in practice snaps.

"We're managing workloads," Shurmur said. "We take a good look at what they're doing. He's fine, if that's what you're asking, he's physically fine."

Related players: Wayne Gallman, Jonathan Stewart

Fantasy Impact: 

The story said Saturday's rest was the third day in a row Barkley didn't take a majority of the first-team snaps. HC Pat Shurmur said the team does a lot of behind-the-scenes work and Barkley has looked great and doesn't look like a rookie. Gallman and Stewart took a lot of the first-team reps with Barkley out. Despite the signing of Stewart, Gallman is the favorite to be the backup to Barkley, according to a story we posted a few weeks ago.

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