NEW YORK – Saquon Barkley, the star running back for the New York Giants, has made the decision not to sign the franchise tag before the start of the team’s offseason program. This news comes from multiple reports, including ESPN and Yahoo Sports.
Barkley’s decision to skip the voluntary workouts is likely to cause concern among Giants fans who were hoping to see the talented player return to form after injuries have limited his time on the field in recent seasons. The team had placed the franchise tag on Barkley in hopes of keeping him under contract for the upcoming year.
According to reports, Barkley is unlikely to participate in any team activities until he receives a long-term contract from the Giants. The player himself has not released any official statement on the matter.
The Giants are coming off a disappointing 6-10 season and desperately need Barkley healthy and in top form to be competitive in the NFC East. It remains to be seen how the situation will play out, but for now, the team will have to move forward without their star running back.
This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available.