July 25, 2023, 7:27 a.m. ET
Running back Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants have agreed terms on a 1-year contract worth up to $11 million, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The deal also includes a $2 million signing bonus, sources said.
The NFL Network first reported on the agreement.
Last week, Barkley said while appearing on “The Money Matters” podcast that he “may have to take it to this level” amid his impasse with the team on a long-term contract, and he had considered not playing this season.
The Giants and Barkley did not agree a deal before the deadline for franchise players to agree on long-term deals, meaning he has to play this season under the $10.091 million franchise tender.
Giants training camp begins Tuesday for veterans, and Barkley is now expected to be there.
Barkley, 26, finished fourth in the NFL with a career-high 1,312 rushing yards last season, ran for 10 touchdowns and tied for the lead with 57 receptions. He has played in 60 career games over five seasons since becoming the No. 1 overall draft pick. 2 in 2018, when he was named Offensive Rookie of the Year.