Sport Still unsigned, Saquon Barkley vows to be present for start of training camp

06:35  14 june  2018
06:35  14 june  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley will not go the way of Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey by skipping his team’s bowl game. Said Penn State coach James Franklin on Saturday, “I told Saquon what he should do before the season started .

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Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley, the second overall pick in the 2018 draft, has yet to sign a contract. He’s one of eight top-10 picks without one.

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But Barkley isn’t worried about that. He says he will be at training camp when it opens, which means he’ll be signing a contract before then.

I forgot I haven’t even signed that yet,” Barkley said Wednesday, via Newsday. “I’m not really focusing on that right now. I’m just focused on having fun and playing football. The way I think about it when I was growing up I didn’t have a contract, I didn’t get money to play, so it doesn’t bother me not having a contract right now.”

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Saquon Barkley and the power of choice. By Jourdan Rodrigue. jrodrigue@centredaily.com. It was just before the start of fall camp for the young Penn State running back Barkley , and he was asking questions A little more than a decade later, Barkley was presented with a choice to change his own.

Giants Training Camp 2016. Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17. Full Archive. Saquon Barkley is a New York Giant. The debate surrounding how that came to be may never end, but the Giants will head into the season with Barkley as the starting running back and most likely a significant portion of the

For most rookie deals, there’s nothing to really negotiate. For players taken at the top of the process, the main variables are whether the fully-guaranteed deal will have offset language, and the cash flow of the signing bonus.

“To be honest, I kind of just said to my agent that I really don’t care, you just talk it out,” Barkley said regarding Roc Nation’s Kim Miale. “I think I have the best agent in the world and I know she and the Giants are going to get it done and whenever it’s ready for me to sign, I’ll sign.”

Of course, his vow to show up for training camp — which necessarily includes a vow to sign the last, best offer on the table as camp opens — gives leverage to the Giants. If they choose to squeeze him a little on the lingering negotiable items, he’ll apparently blink. Because he apparently won’t hold out.

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Report: Giants' Beckham Jr. still a threat to hold out .
With training camps around the NFL set to start in just over a month, it’s possible we’re going to see multiple star players holdout. Up until now, it seemed that New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wouldn’t be one of those players. Earlier this month, OBJ made it clear that he will report with the rest of his team to training camp later in the summer.While Beckham might be saying this publicly, his camp is leaking other information.“Odell Beckham, Jr. promised he won’t hold out, but sources in his camp insist a holdout is still on the table,” SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reported.

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