The New York Giants are adding some reinforcements to their backfield, as they have agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with running back Devonta Freeman, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo reported that Freeman was leaning toward joining the Giants. As Schefter reports, Freeman will sign his contract Wednesday morning before participating in practice and potentially playing for the Giants on Sunday.
The move comes after star running back Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL against the Chicago Bears this past weekend. Freeman will challenge Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman for playing time.
Freeman, 28, was a free agent after playing the previous six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He was released earlier this year in favour of Todd Gurley, who joined the team this past off-season. Freeman has rushed for 3,972 yards and scored 32 touchdowns in 77 career games.