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NFL free agency: Giants sign RB Devontae Booker to back up Saquon Barkley

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It took most of the day, but the New York Gints have made their first free-agent acquisition of the offseason, adding running back Devontae Booker as the backup to Saquon Barkley. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is reporting that Booker and the Giants have agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal.

Signings cannot become official until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET when the free agent signing period officially begins.

Booker’s deal likely means that Wayne Gallman, Dion Lewis and Alfred Morris — all free agents — will not be back with the Giants in 2021.

Booker, who will be 29 next season, is a five-year veteran. He spent four seasons with the Denver Broncos after being selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Booker played last season for the Las Vegas Raiders. He carried 93 times for 423 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He also caught 17 passes.

Booker has 382 carries for 1,526 yards (4.0 yards per carry) for his career. He has also caught 122 passes.

The Giants’ only other reported move on Monday was bringing back defensive tackle Austin Johnson.