By Ben Sullivan
Running back Saquon Barkley was asked at his AMPT football camp how optimistic he was about getting a long-term deal from the Giants this year, he paused and said:
“I don’t know. I don’t know,” Barkley said of his optimism level.
The Giants used the franchise tag on Barkley earlier this year. He has not signed it yet, which keeps him away from the facility this spring. New York has mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Barkley can’t and won’t attend.
The two sides have until July 17 to agree on a new deal. That does provide Barkley some hope that there is time.