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Giants sign rookie Saquon Barkley

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today opened the rookie portion of training camp with their first-round draft choice under contract.

Running back Saquon Barkley of Penn State, the second overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, signed his first NFL contract when he reported to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. He joins the four draft choices who had previously signed: guard Will Hernandez of UTEP (second round), outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter of Georgia (third round), defensive tackle B.J. Hill of North Carolina State (third round), and quarterback Kyle Lauletta of Richmond (fourth round).

Defensive tackle RJ McIntosh is the only unsigned draft choice.

Coach Pat Shurmur will hold his first practice Monday with the team's rookies, quarterbacks, and selected veterans.

Barkley, the second overall choice in the draft, rushed for 3,843 yards and 43 touchdowns and caught 102 passes, eight for scores, in three seasons with the Nittany Lions. He amassed 5,538 total yards on 791 touches for averages of 7.0 yards per play and 145.7 yards per game.

Barkley, 6-0 and 233 pounds, was impressive throughout the non-contact drills, when he demonstrated speed, acceleration, pass-catching ability and numerous other qualities that impressed the Giants prior to the draft.

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