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Giants RB Jonathan Stewart could return from IR

Giants running back Jonathan Stewart practiced on Thursday as he looks to return from a foot injury that has kept him off the field for most of the season.

The veteran Stewart was placed on injured reserve but now has a designation to return/return to practice from a foot injury he suffered in late September that did not require surgery.

New York signed Stewart, 31, to a two-year deal in the offseason so he could help mentor No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley. In three regular-season games, Stewart totaled six carries for 17 yards. 

A former first-round pick, Stewart had played in 131 games with the Carolina Panthers from 2008 to 2017, appearing in at least 13 games in each of the past four years.

Though the Giants have Barkley, the dynamic running back out of Penn State who has totaled 1,116 total yards from scrimmage and seven total touchdowns this season, the Giants have totaled 720 rushing yards as a team this year, second-fewest in the league.

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