Saquon Barkley Set to Make NFL Preseason Debut Tonight vs. Cleveland

By Matt de Bear on August 9, 2018 at 2:22 pm
Aug 7, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley during training camp. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK

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Have you missed watching Saquon Barkley play football? While the second overall pick has certainly been visible in the three months since the NFL Draft, tonight's preseason opener for the Giants will mark his first live game action since December's 35-28 Penn State victory over Washington in the Fiesta Bowl.

Hear the Nittany Lion legend's expectations for his first NFL action from the man himself:

Barkley has become one of the biggest rookie storylines in recent memory, including signing a guaranteed $31.2 million contract. At the time that deal made him the fourth highest paid running back in the league. Sales of his No. 26 Giants jersey have been brisk, and he is also slated to appear in NBC's Sunday Night Football opening video. He even met some lunatic who was nearly impaled by a bull while wearing a Barkley jersey.

Tonight's game against the Cleveland Browns, and top pick Baker Mayfield, is set for 7 p.m. at MetLife Stadium, and will air nationwide on the NFL Network. 

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