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The Giant Insider for Dec 27

Here’s the latest from the land of the New York Giants on this fine December afternoon…

Injury Report for Thursday 12/27

Did Not Participate in Practice: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (Quad), DL Mario Edwards (Calf), TE Rhett Ellison (Concussion), LB Alec Ogletree (Concussion), WR Russell Shepard (Ankle) Limited Participation in Practice: LB B.J. Goodson (Foot) Full Participation in Practice: C Spencer Pulley (Calf), WR Sterling Shepard (Hip), DL Kerry Wynn (Thumb)

News

The Giants have re-signed punter Brock Miller to their practice squad to help them prepare for a Dallas’ left-footed punter, Chris Jones. Miller was first acquired on Dec. 6, three days before the Giants played in Washington. They did the same thing when they played the Redskins a few weeks ago to get ready for the Redskins’ Tress Way, who also punts with his left foot. Miller takes the place of tight end Hakeem Valles, who was placed on the practice squad/injured list.

RB Saquon Barkley is 236 yards behind the Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott for the NFL rushing title. He was asked on Thursday about how pressed he is to win the rushing crown.

“I wouldn’t say that. You never know,” Barkley said laughingly. “I’m just kidding, but honestly, you never know. I’m not all about winning rushing titles, or me, me, me, but I do believe that I want to be a great player in this league, and I want to go down as one of the best to play in this league, and that’s something you got to do. If you look at all the great running backs, they at least got one. That’s a credit to the coaching staff, and your teammates, and the hard work you put in. I believe one day, I will accomplish that goal, and that’s a goal of mine. The way I am, when I set goals and I envision something, I’m going to go work for it. This week, go out and play lights out, compete at a high level for my teammates, for my brothers, and try to get a win. Sadly, our season will end there, but it’s right back to work figuring out how I can get better, and help the team out next year.”

Factoids

Barkley has 1,886 yards from scrimmage and needs 114 to join Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (2,212 scrimmage yards in 1983) and Edgerrin James (2,139 yards in 1999) as the only rookies in history with at least 2,000 scrimmage yards.

He also needs two receptions to surpass Reggie Bush (88 receptions in 2006) for the most catches by a rookie running back in league history. He also needs five catches to break Odell Beckham, Jr’s Giants rookie record of 91.

Evan Engram had the Giants’ longest run in Indianapolis last Sunday with a 14-yard gain. It was the first time a tight end had the Giants’ longest run in a game since Oct. 13, 1968, when Aaron Thomas ran for 23 yards at Atlanta.

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