Adam Schefter reports that the Giants and RB Devonta Freeman have officially have agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million.
“Devonta turned down more money from other teams because he likes the opportunity with the Giants best,” said Freeman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
According to Schefter, Freeman will sign the contract Wednesday morning and practice with the Giants. It’s possible he could be ready to play as soon as Sunday.
According to Garafolo, Freeman is believed to be in Day 2 of the testing protocol, so it’s possible a deal could be official at some point in the near future.
The Giants brought Freeman in for a visit this week after losing RB Saquon Barkley for the season.
Freeman, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.7 million contract when he and the Falcons agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million extension that included $22 million guaranteed.
Freeman stood to make base salaries of $6.5 million and $6.3 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Falcons released him this offseason.
In 2019, Freeman appeared in 14 games and rushed for 656 yards on 184 carries (3.6 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with 59 receptions for 410 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.