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No long-term deal for Saquon Barkley

By Jared Smola | Updated on Tue, 18 Jul 2023, 9:06 AM EDT
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The Giants and RB Saquon Barkley failed to agree to a long-term contract ahead of Monday's 4 pm ET deadline for franchise-tagged players. That means Barkley is set to play out 2023 on a 1-year, $10.1 million deal. It remains unclear when he'll report to the team, though. Barkley can't be fined for skipping training camp since he's not officially under contract. "Barkley is not expected to report to training camp with the rest of his team," ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted Monday. "The Giants are not expected to see Barkley until later this summer, if then. Barkley will have decisions to make as to when he is willing to report." ESPN's Dianna Russini said last week that Barkley's status for the start of the season would be "in serious question" absent a long-term deal. We'll keep you updated on the situation. Barkley comes with elevated risk in fantasy drafts until he reports to the team.

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Jared has been with Draft Sharks since 2007. He’s now Lead Analyst, heading up the preseason and weekly projections that fuel your Draft War Room and My Team tools. He currently ranks 1st among 133 analysts in draft rankings accuracy.
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