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Giants Announce Status Of RB Saquon Barkley For Cardinals Game

Saquon Barkley injured on the Giants bench vs. Tampa Bay.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 22: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants looks on after injuring his ankle during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The New York Giants are just 2-4 this season after back-to-back disappointing losses. But Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals presents an opportunity to get back on track.

Fortunately for the Giants, star RB Saquon Barkley will be available to play on Sunday. Barkley has missed the team's last three games due to an ankle sprain.

Tight end Evan Engram will also make his return to the field after suffering a left knee MCL sprain. The injury caused him to miss last Thursday's contest against the Patriots.

Both Barkley and Engram were full participants at practice this week. Neither player was listed on the Giants' injury report on Friday.

When Barkley's on the field, New York's offense is much more explosive. The Giants' RB rushed for 100-plus yards in the team's first two games of the season.

Barkley managed to rush for 120 yards on just 11 carries against the Cowboys in Week 1. The following week, he ran the ball 18 times for 107 yards playing against the Bills. Barkley has scored one touchdown so far this season.

Engram has also been an integral part of the offense. The tight end has caught 33 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season.

With both offensive players returning, New York's offense will have a good opportunity to get back on track.