Barden is inactive for the Giants, who needed to win, have Chicago and Minnesota lose and Dallas tie or lose to make the playoffs.|||||||
Barden hasn't played since Week 10.
Barden caught nine passes for a career-high 138 yards in his first NFL start, a 36-7 win in Carolina on Thursday.|||||||
Barden, the Giants' third-round draft pick in 2009, played in place of Hakeem Nicks. He had 16 catches for 198 yards in his previous 19 games.
Barden is done for the season with a leg injury.|||||||
Barden caught five balls for 64 yards in six games this season.
Barden may be the biggest surprise of the New York Giants training camp, and it involves much more than his height. The third-round draft pick from California Poly is showing the Giants that he has the tools to help them replace veteran receivers Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer.|||||||
The 6-foot-6 Barden has caught the short ball, gone deep, hauled in passes over the middle and delighted fans with a couple of spectacular catches in the first two weeks of training camp at the University at Albany.