Barkley (knee) said Wednesday that he was unwilling to guarantee he would be ready for the Giants' regular-season opener Sept. 12 versus the Broncos, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Instead, Barkley said he's going to play "whenever my body tells me I'm ready," leaving his timeline for a return somewhat vague. He hasn't participated in OTAs, and his comments don't instill a ton of optimism that he will be ready to go early in training camp. At this point, it's best to monitor his progress as the season draws closer, but the Giants are likely going to take all precautions now to avoid future complications.

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