Giants to work on Devonta Freeman after Saquon Barkley injured his knee on Sunday


In the wake of Saquon Barkley’s probable knee injury late in the season, the New York Giants are looking for reinforcements.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Big Blue was planning to visit and work with free agent Devonta Freeman, according to a source with information on the situation.

Freeman visited the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend, but left without a contract. He should be in New York today.

Since rejecting a deal with Seattle in the spring, Freeman has made a few visits but hasn’t signed with a new club. Based on the eruption of injuries we saw over the weekend, it might just be a matter of time before the former Atlanta Falcons hobbyhorse land a gig.

Barkley fell early in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. The first manual tests indicate that the RB star suffered an ACL tear. He will undergo an MRI to confirm, but doctors can usually get a good indication after the first few tests if the ACL has blown.

Freeman could help fill an early role in New York as a runner between tackles. Following Barkley’s injury, only Dion Lewis, best known for his ability to catch passes, averaged 2.0 yards per catch over 10 touches. Shifty Wayne Gallman was inactive on Sunday.


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