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Saquon Barkley updates
This does not look like a player who is planning on not playing.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler, rebuffed in his own bid for a big contract, knows what he wants Barkley to do.
The running back market is in complete shambles as Saquon Barkley battles for a long-term contract with the Giants approaching Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
Per a league source, the Giants aren’t inclined to re-shuffle the deck or start over simply because Barkley has added another agency to his negotiating team. Talks have occurred, and those talks provide the framework for wherever it goes from here.
If it doesn’t go somewhere quickly, the Giants and Barkley won’t be able to do a multi-year deal, by rule. As of 4 p.m. ET on Monday, the window closes until after the regular-season concludes.
The question then becomes whether the Giants would offer more than $10.1 million on a one-year deal, and/or whether they would agree to not tag him in 2024. From Barkley’s perspective, the question becomes when and if he’ll show up to collect his franchise tender, one $561,000 game check at a time.
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7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Marvin Harrison Jr., Emeka Egbuka Both Go Top 5
Here are the picks for the Giants in this ridiculously early 7-round effort:
1:20 LSU WR Malik Nabers
2:52 Maryland S Beau Brade
3:84 Ohio St. DT Tyleik Williams
4:116 LSU CB Darian Chestnut
5:148 Clemson OG Walker Parks
6:180 UNC LB Cedric Gray
7:212 Oklahoma LB Danny Stutsman
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