Giants head coach Pat Shurmur met with the media late in the afternoon Monday and gave an update on the status of multiple players after the team went through walkthroughs instead of practice.
Saquon Barkley has been making progress over the last few weeks and has been eyeing Thursday night's game against the Patriots as his return game, as first reported by SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, but Barkley was listed as "limited" for today's simulated practice, and Shurmur has yet to declare Barkley ready.
Shurmur did say "there's a possibility" Barkley plays Thursday and that he is "closer than he was last week."
The Giants offense will at the very least be without running back Wayne Gallman, who left Sunday's game with a concussion, and Sterling Shepard, who was taken out of the same game for a possible concussion before being sent back in on the next drive...only to diagnosed with a concussion Monday at the team's practice facility. Both were listed as out for today's practice.
"He's in the protocol," Shurmur said Monday on Shepard. "He'll be back on the field when (the doctor's) say it's time."
This is Shepard's second concussion of the season, having suffered one in Week 1.
Evan Engram was also listed as "out" for Monday's projected practice with what Shurmer called "game soreness." Shurmur was unsure if Engram will practice Tuesday.
Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and Lorenzo Carter (neck) both took positive steps towards potentially appearing for the Giants this Thursday, as they were listed as "limited" Monday.