Saquon Barkley's faster-than-expected recovery won't be fast enough to have him taking the field in Week 6.
Joining Barkley on the sideline with an out designation is tight end Evan Engram, whose knee continues to be problematic.
During one of the more memorable Giants wins in recent memory against the Buccaneers in Week 3, Barkley (48 touches for 311 scrimmage yards, three total touchdowns) sustained an ankle injury and was in a boot and on crutches. His recovery and quick return to practice has been marveled at and there was optimism of a return against the reigning Super Bowl champions. However, last season's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year's return will wait until at least Week 7 when New York hosts the Arizona Cardinals.
While the running game was hindered by injuries, the passing game will move on without its top target. Engram's 33 catches and 373 yards receiving are team-highs.
Already facing the top-ranked defense in the NFL, Jones and the Big Blue offense's prospects just got a lot more daunting.