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Giants, Saquon Barkley Stuck in the Mud on Potential Extension

ESPN’s Diana Russini reports that the star running back “remains in a stalemate” with the Giants' front office regarding his contract situation.

With the deadline for new deals with franchise-tagged players approaching (July 17), it’s possible that we see Saquon hold out for part or even all of training camp heading into the 2023 season. It’s hard to imagine the situation deteriorating to the point where Saquon would miss time during the regular season, but it’s something to consider as we approach Week 1 with no progress having been made to this point.

Matt Breida and Eric Gray head up the relief in Barkley’s stead should he hold out, but it’s possible that the Giants could look to free agency for reinforcements at RB if that were the case. Leonard Fournette, Kareem Hunt, and Ezekiel Elliott all need homes, and the Giants could become a surprise landing spot for one of those ball carriers.


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