Star running backs Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants and Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders failed to reach a long-term deal with their teams before the franchise tag extension deadline Monday at 4 p.m., according to multiple reports.
Barkley and Jacobs are now expected to miss all of training camp, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, which they are allowed to do without fines since they haven’t signed their franchise tags, which are worth $10.091 million for the season. .
They would lose game checks if they miss regular season games.
Both players were tagged earlier this offseason to avoid hitting the free agent market, but this NFL deadline was always looming. Despite both players discussing the terms with their teams, the market for short running backs didn’t help find common ground on extensions.
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