Freeman (ankle) is signing with the Buffalo practice squad, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. With Zack Moss (ankle) out for the rest of the playoffs, Buffalo has only T.J. Yeldon and 32-year-old Taiwan Jones as backfield options behind Devin Singletary on the active roster. This signing suggests Freeman has recovered from the ankle injury that prevented him from playing for the Giants after Week 7, though he won't necessarily be promoted to the active roster during Buffalo's playoff run. Yeldon is still the best bet to work behind Singletary this Saturday against the Ravens.
The Giants cut Freeman (ankle) from injured reserve Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. The Giants signed Freeman to replace Saquon Barkley (torn ACL) back in September, and he appeared in five games (four starts) with the team before landing on IR due to an ankle issue and paving the way for Wayne Gallman to claim the top role. In his five appearances, Freeman carried the ball 54 times for 172 yards (3.2 YPC) and a touchdown while also catching seven of 10 targets for 58 yards. Once he's fully healthy, the 28-year-old veteran will be free to search for a chance elsewhere in the league, though he'll very likely have to settle for a backup role.
Freeman (ankle) looked good at Friday's practice and appears close to a return, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. The Giants designated Freeman to return from injured reserve earlier Friday, so he could have an outside chance at being activated ahead of Sunday's game against Cleveland. Whether Freeman rejoins the active roster this week or ahead of either of the Giants' final two games of the regular season, the 28-year-old may have to settle for a smaller role than he enjoyed prior to suffering the ankle injury. Wayne Gallman has done solid work as the Giants' lead back for the past month and a half and may have leapfrogged a healthy Freeman on the depth chart.
The Giants designated Freeman (ankle) to return from injured reserve Friday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports. The 28-year-old was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday and has now been cleared to return to the practice field a day later. One day of practice likely won't be enough for Freeman to gain clearance for Sunday's game against the Browns, but he could still be activated ahead of the final two games of the season.
The Giants reinstated Freeman (ankle) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. Though Freeman has cleared all COVID-19-related protocols, he remains on injured reserve and has yet to be designated for a return. Until that happens, Freeman won't be able to practice with the team, and given the time he's already missed with the ankle injury, it appears safe to rule him out for a return Sunday against the Browns. Instead, Freeman will likely attempt to increase his activity over the next several days with the hope of making it back to action for either of the Giants' final two regular-season contests.
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