The Dallas Morning News
Giants secure Jones, Barkley
Quarterback lands 4-year, $160M deal; franchise tags star RB
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After days of hardfought, down-to-the wire negotiating. the New York Giants reached a new four-year contract with quarterback Daniel Jones on Tuesday and put a franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley.
A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press the Giants and agents for Jones reached the new deal with the franchise tag deadline minutes away. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team hadn't yet made the deal public.
With Jones under contract, the Giants used their franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley, the team announced.
Barkley's tag is nonexclusive, which means he's able to negotiate a contract with other teams in addition to the Giants. New York would have the right to match any team's offer and also would receive two first-round draft picks if they decided not to match.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 draft and the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year that season would earn just over $10 million playing on the tag.
The deals came after Jones delivered a career season in leading the team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
Jackson gets nonexclusive franchise tag from Ravens: The Baltimore Ravens put the nonexclusive franchise tag on Lamar Jackson on Tuesday, preventing him from becoming an unrestricted free agent this month but allowing him to negotiate with other teams.
The deadline for teams to apply the franchise tag was Tuesday. The Ravens were always expected to use it if they didn’t reach a long-term deal with Jackson first. The main question was whether they'd use the nonexclusive tag or the exclusive one.
Baltimore could have prevented Jackson from negotiating with anyone else by using the exclusive tag, but that could have cost significantly more. Instead, Jackson would make $32.4 million if he plays this season on the nonexclusive tag.
Before that happens, Jackson and the Ravens can keep negotiating, and other teams can join in the bidding as well..
Juvenile shot at home of Bengals running back Mixon: Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon’s home was swarmed by cops and surrounded by crime scene tape Monday night after a juvenile was shot.
The wounded teenager suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, police said Tuesday.
No arrests have been made. Mixon’s connection to the incident remains unclear. His sister, Shalonda, said Mixon, who played at Oklahoma, was not involved in any way, local NBC affiliate WLWT reported.
The Hamilton County sheriff ’s office said only that “part of the crime scene involves a home connected to Bengals player Joe Mixon.”
New York Daily News
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Atlanta: OLB Lorenzo Carter, who was second on the team with four sacks in 2022, will remain with the Falcons on a two-year deal, the team announced.
Kansas City: The Chiefs plan to decline using the franchise tag for the second time on left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., and they will release pass rusher Frank Clark, a person familiar with the decisions told The Associated Press.
Las Vegas: Josh Jacobs, who led the NFL in rushing last season, received the franchise tag from the Las Vegas Raiders.
Tampa Bay: Veteran left tackle Donovan Smith was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday in a costcutting move.