Giants Secure Devin Singletary as Saquon Barkley’s Successor in 2024 NFL Free Agency Move, Reports Say

In a swift response to losing Saquon Barkley to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants have made a strategic move by securing former Houston Texans’ leading rusher, Devin Singletary. The Giants and Singletary have agreed on a three-year contract valued at $16.5 million, with the potential to increase to $19.5 million, as reported by NFL Media and ESPN.

At 26, Singletary joins the ranks of prominent running backs who changed teams, a list that includes Josh Jacobs, Tony Pollard, and D’Andre Swift, following Barkley’s departure. This transition comes after Singletary’s impressive performance in Houston, where he achieved a career-best 898 rushing yards.

Before his tenure with the Texans, Singletary spent the initial four seasons of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills, where he started in 56 games within the AFC East. Under the guidance of Brian Daboll, the current Giants head coach who was then the Bills’ offensive coordinator, Singletary consistently surpassed 775 rushing yards in three out of those four seasons.

With Barkley’s recent signing of a three-year, $36 million contract with the Eagles during the NFL’s legal tampering period, the Giants are on the lookout for additional talent to bolster their running back position. Barkley, a two-time Pro Bowler and Offensive Rookie of the Year, was unable to secure a long-term agreement with the Giants prior to entering free agency.