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Giants begin contract negotiations with Saquon Barkley in bye week

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Giants have two major decisions looming. They pertain to quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.

During the team’s bye week last week, GM Joe Schoen began contract negotiations with Barkley. No deal was reached thus far.

Saquon Barkley carries the football against the Seahawks (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

Barkley and the Giants brass will continue the talks at the end of the season. Barkley is set to become a free agent in March.

The Giants would have to re-sign Barkley. Why? The team is expected to franchise tag Daniel Jones if no long-term deal could be reached.

Barkley is on pace to have his career-best season. He needs 528 more rushing yards to surpass the 1,307 yards he had as a rookie in 2018.

He has had 779 rushing yards on 163 carries so far this season through eight starts. Barkley also has five touchdowns.

He also has 28 receptions for 189 yards.

In his last game before the bye week, Barkley had 20 carries for 53 yards in a 27-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The 53 rushing yards were his fewest in a game this season.

He also had three receptions for nine yards.

Barkley was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Giants return to the field on Sunday against the Houston Texans. This could be a field day for New York, as Houston is giving up more than 350 total yards per game.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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