Wednesday Media Updates
***Austin Ekeler did not practice with a hamstring injury. There were no indications of missed practice time or injury prior to today's injury report and no details discussed in local media reports. It's impossible to know whether this is a new injury that will threaten Ekeler's Week 1 availability or performance, but it's never reassuring to see a player DNP on Wednesday with a new condition.
***Saquon Barkley continues to show improvement in limited practice time. Joe Judge told reporters he's seen a "lot of improvement" from Barkley over the past month. The Giants have yet to formally confirm Barkley will be active this week as they continue to evaluate how he responds to a full week of practice. With a road, divisional, Thursday night game in Week 2, it's unlikely Barkley will see a full workload in Week 1.
***Carson Wentz is all but certain to play after a full Wednesday practice. Now five weeks from surgery to remove a bone fragment in his foot, Wentz continues to progress on the field. He told reporters he's had "moments of pain but feels like he's in a good spot" and expects to be cleared to play. It's still unclear whether the Colts will allow Wentz to leave the pocket on designed runs.
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