A source confirmed that Barden is expected to be at the team facility on Thursday and he could re-sign with the Giants. The New York Daily News first reported that Barden will undergo a physical and if all goes well, the 6-6 receiver is expected to return.
Barden said earlier in the offseason that it was probably time for a change for the receiver drafted in the third round by the Giants in 2009. But he remains unsigned.
The Giants signed Louis Murphy during free agency. And with the loss of Domenik Hixon to Carolina, the Giants could use another body for depth at receiver.
Victor Cruz has not participated in the voluntary OTAs while he tries to work out a long-term extension with the Giants. Hakeem Nicks, who is entering the final year of his deal, was absent from Wednesday's OTA practice to the surprise of Tom Coughlin. Nicks had participated in previous offseason activities with the team and even if he does participate in future voluntary OTAs, he will likely take it slow coming off a minor offseason procedure on his knee.