Giants' Jones set to play Week 6, Barkley ruled out

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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been cleared to play against the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced Friday.

Jones was forced to leave last week's loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter due to a concussion. He was limited at practice Thursday but was a full participant Friday.

The 24-year-old has shown improvement early in his third NFL season, reducing his turnovers while posting a passer rating of 95.6, the highest of his career. He also leads the Giants with 197 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Jones will likely be involved in the running game again versus the Rams, as Giants star running back Saquon Barkley was officially ruled out for Week 6. Barkley also left last week's contest prematurely after sustaining a low ankle sprain.

The 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year, who has struggled with only 195 rushing yards (3.6 per carry) through five appearances in 2021, was considered week-to-week.

Devontae Booker, who replaced Barkley in Week 5 and scored two touchdowns, is expected to carry the load at running back on Sunday.

New York is welcoming wide receiver Sterling Shepard back in Week 6. Shepard hasn't played since Week 3 due to a hamstring injury.

The 1-4 Giants, who won't have wideout Kenny Golladay against the Rams, also ruled receivers Darius Slayton (hamstring) and Kadarius Toney (ankle) as questionable for Sunday.

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