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Saquon Barkley (hamstring) sits out Giants practice

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Tuesday's New York Giants practice came and went without the services of Saquon Barkley.

The rookie running back spent the session observing positional drills before exiting to spend time with the training staff. NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported Barkley watched practice in uniform, but without pads. Art Stapleton of The Record provided visuals:

Barkley, the second overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, suffered a mild strain of his left leg after catching a pass during Monday's practice.

Coach Pat Shurmur promised to be "smart with him" as the week progressed, setting the table for Tuesday's sit-out.

Shurmur specified following Tuesday's session that Barkley is day-to-day with a "tweaked" left hamstring.

Barkley unfurled a 39-yard barreling gallop through Cleveland's defense on his first NFL carry in Thursday's preseason loss to the Browns. The Giants are set to visit the Lions on Friday night, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see Barkley pulled from the action as New York treads lightly with their presumptive workhorse.

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