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Giants shuffle starting O-line, Saquon Barkley active for TNF

Field Level Media
17 Sep 2021, 09:40 GMT+10

The New York Giants are shuffling their offensive line for Thursday night's game against Washington, starting newly acquired Billy Price at center, according to multiple reports.

Also, Giants running back Saquon Barkley is active for the game. Barkley had been listed as questionable during the week, saying that playing four days apart when he's coming off a major ACL injury was not ideal. Barkley rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries in Week 1.

Nick Gates, who started every game at center last season and Week 1 of 2021 for New York, will move to left guard against Washington.

Starting left guard Shane Lemieux was placed on injured reserve, prompting the O-line moves. Lemieux left last week's game against Denver with a knee injury.

Price has been with the Giants for two-plus weeks after the team acquired him from Cincinnati. Price is a former first-round pick, taken No. 21 overall by the Bengals in 2018.

The Giants also signed center Matt Skura to their 53-man roster from the practice squad.

--Field Level Media

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