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Saquon Barkley contract update: Could it be ‘See you in September’ for Barkley?

The rumors flew fast and furious on Wednesday. Barkley might sit out training camp if a long-term contract agreement isn’t reached by Monday’s deadline. Barkley turned down $26 million guaranteed money, which he took to Twitter to deny.

Check out all of our continue coverage of the Barkley contract drams.

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Other Giant observations

One overvalued NFL player on each NFC team: Giants’ Saquon Barkley heavily relied on |

It is clear as day at how much the Giants depend on Barkley, and why the star running back has an upper hand in asking for more money. Just ask Daniel Jones how much better of a quarterback he is when Barkley is on the field. Jones has 44 passing touchdowns and 17 interceptions in games Barkley plays, along with a 91.4 passer rating. He has 16 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in games Barkley doesn’t play (77.3 rating).

NY Giants training camp 2023: Ranking the Top 12 players | The Record

Anyone who watched the Giants without CB Adoree’ Jackson saw first-hand his importance to the lineup. The question is whether Jackson’s ceiling can get high enough to lift an entire defense, given significant pieces in other areas that will be on the list ahead of him. He’s also going to have to prove he can stay healthy and avoid some of the freak injuries that have derailed his ascension.

Three Giants last year did not miss a tackle

Giants roster breakdown: One thought on Waller, Barkley and every player on offense | The Athletic

Making WR Isaiah Hodgins’ breakout performance (eight catches, 105 yards, one touchdown) in the Giants’ playoff win over the Vikings more impressive is that he badly sprained his ankle in practice two days before the game. Hodgins missed the team’s walk-through the day before the game to get treatment, which continued into the hours leading up to the game.

The ankle was such a concern that Hodgins told Slayton they would need to switch sides if a play required Hodgins to plant hard off of his right foot. Despite that, Hodgins torched future Hall of Fame cornerback Patrick Peterson to help lead the Giants to a 31-24 victory.

Why Giants need Deonte Banks, John Michael Schmitz to start fast | New York Post+

Deonte Banks, their first-round pick, will be given every opportunity to win a starting job at cornerback, and John Michael Schmitz, drafted No. 57 overall, is expected to earn the starting center job on the offensive line for the New York Giants.

Alex Golesh says hard work, not just speed, led to Jalin Hyatt breakout |

“In my mind I kept saying, I’ve never coached in that league, but I do know they can’t touch you after five [yards],” Golesh said about the NFL’s illegal contact rule that doesn’t exist in college. “That guy’s going to be an even better NFL receiver because if [the Giants] can help get him off the line, he’ll be able to go get open against anybody in that league.”

Ranking 2023 NFL contenders by tiers: NFC headlined by Eagles, Cowboys, 49ers |

Tier 2: The growing contenders

Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants. Two of these three were surprise 2022 playoff teams, and the other is angling to snap a six-year streak of non-postseason action.

Let's start with the Giants: it's still unclear whether QB Daniel Jones has the help or wherewithal to stretch the field as a passer, but if Brian Daboll can guide a road playoff win with last year's makeshift setup, adding vets like Darren Waller and Parris Campbell shouldn't hurt. With underrated, ascending youth on both sides of the line, they should at least be scrappy again.

Giants’ Super Bowl champion becomes high school principal |

Henry Hynoski played four seasons with the New York Giants and helped them win Super Bowl 46, but his newest challenge might end up being tougher than that: handling high schoolers in the classroom. That is the assignment the newest high school principal at Southern Columbia Area School District in Catawissa, Pa., embraces.

Around the league

Tipping point - How Dan Snyder nearly survived as Commanders owner | ESPN

Commanders offseason wrap: Did they do enough to become a playoff team? | FOX Sports

NFL selects Jets for Hard Knocks | Pro Football Talk

Garrett Wilson on Aaron Rodgers: We took full advantage of the time in the spring | Pro Football Talk

Deshaun Watson expects 'tight' chemistry with Amari Cooper in second season with Browns |

DeAndre Hopkins and Dalvin Cook lead a list of remaining NFL free agents ahead of training camp | AP News

Grady Jarrett: Falcons 'ain't going out there just to lay down to nobody' in NFC South |

Execs, coaches, scouts rank NFL's top 10 safeties for 2023 |

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 offensive coordinators entering 2023 | PFF

Trotter: The NFL says it wants diversity in coaching; the XFL is actually doing it | The Athletic

Michael Irvin still remains under suspension with NFL Network | Pro Football Talk

Buccaneers unveil ‘Creamsicle’ throwback uniforms |

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