The Giants had RB Devontae Booker in for a workout Friday. There's no report of an impending signing. We'd be a little surprised, though, if the team heads into the season with Matt Brieda and the current cast of nobodys behind Saquon Barkley.
The Giants are releasing RB Devontae Booker, saving ~$2.1 million in cap space. Booker, almost 30, played 16 games last year and played well en route to 861 total yards. He underwent surgery for a thumb issue that dogged him late in the year but will be “good to go” for 2022, per beat writer Pat Leonard. The versatile Booker will likely battle for a #2 job elsewhere.
Giants RB Devontae Booker suffered a hip injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Raiders and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.
Giants RB Devontae Booker is a surprise healthy scratch for today's game vs. the Falcons. Booker had been serving as New York's #2 RB. That job will now fall to rookie Gary Brightwell. Booker's absence can only be good news for RB Saquon Barkley's workload.
Giants RB Corey Clement has outplayed RB Devontae Booker in camp so far, according to insider Zack Rosenblatt. "Booker is still the top backup," Rosenblatt concedes. "But he’s not necessarily performing like it." The Giants gave Booker a 2-year, $5.5 million deal in free agency vs. Clement's 1-year deal worth a little less than a million. So the team was likely banking on Booker winning the backup job behind RB Saquon Barkley. But that contract isn't big enough to guarantee him anything. We'll continue to monitor this situation, but there's no strong handcuff to Barkley right now.
RB Devontae Booker has inked a 2-year, $6 million deal with the Giants, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Booker is coming off a solid season in Vegas that saw him average 4.5 yards per carry and haul in 17 of 21 targets. He's a reliable pass-catcher but is stretched as anything more than a change-of-pace back. That's exactly what he'll be in New York as long as Saquon Barkley makes a successful return from last year's torn ACL.
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