Giants find their new Saquon Barkley back-up
It looks like the New York Giants have found their new back-up running back.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is reporting that New York are signing former Denver Broncos’ and Oakland Raiders’ running back Devontae Booker to a two-year, $6 million contract.
With Booker now expected to back-up Saquon Barkley, I would imagine that Wayne Gallman will sign elsewhere unless he can’t land the kind of contract that he wants and is willing to sign for very little to stay with the Giants.
The 28 year-old Booker was selected by the Broncos in the fourth round pick out of the University of Utah back in 2016.
In 2020 Booker rushed for 423 yards on 93 carries and three touchdowns. His best season was as a rookie when he ran for 612 yards and four touchdowns.
Booker is versatile running back that can also catch the ball out of the backfield, so I wouldn’t be shocked if he is also a replacement for Dion Lewis who is also hitting the open market this offseason. He can also help on special teams.
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