Giants RB Saquon Barkley agrees to a 1 year contract

January 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) looks in the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC divisional round game at Lincoln Financial Field. Image: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has agreed terms of a one-year contract worth up to $11 million and will report to training camp, several media reports Tuesday morning.

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Per reports, the deal includes a $2 million signing bonus but does not include a “no franchise label” stipulation. Hence, the Giants could mark him again after this season

The Giants initially placed the franchise label on Barkley, who is valued at $10.091 million for running back in 2023. The two sides did not reach a long-term agreement by the July 17 deadline, leaving a one-year pact as the only option.

He is guaranteed a tag amount and can add nearly $1 million if the incentive is reached.

Barkley, 26, is the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft after a dynamic career at Penn State. He posted a career-high 1,312 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 16 games (all starts) last season while playing in the fifth year option of his rookie contract.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Barkley also led the team with 57 catches last season. He had 338 receiving yards.

In 60 games (all starts) over five seasons, Barkley has gained 4,249 yards on the field (4.5 per attempt) with 29 rushing touchdowns. He has also caught 247 passes for 1,820 yards and eight touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

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