New York Giants: 5 biggest storylines heading into minicamp
No. 5 – When will the Giants sign their remaining rookies?
The Giants had six picks in the 2018 NFL Draft and have locked up four of their rookies so far. Guard Will Hernandez, defensive end Lorenzo Carter, quarterback Kyle Lauletta, and defensive lineman B.J. Hill have all officially put pen to paper.
That leaves fifth-round defensive tackle RJ McIntosh and No. 2-overall selection, Saquon Barkley.
For Barkley, the total dollar amount of his deal is already slotted thanks to the 2011 CBA agreement, but other contract essentials still need to be hashed out. His agent can still negotiate the timing of payments, roster and signing bonus allocations and potential offsets. It will be interesting to see when the Giants will finally lock up their most promising rookie.
As for McIntosh, he has been unable to participate in spring activities due to an “undisclosed medical condition,” per Giants reporter Patricia Traina. The hope is that he can be ready for the team’s training camp in July, but he’ll likely be without a contract until the front office knows for sure he is good-to-go.