New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants looks on during the game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on September 12, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

There is no deal between the New York Giants and running back Saquon Barkley.

The Giants and Barkley had until 4 p.m. today to agree to a new long term contract, but neither side could come together, with Barkley cryptically tweeting, “It is what it is.”

Barkley could still sign his $10 million franchise tag, but that has not happened up to this point, and signs are, right now, that he won’t sign it.  That means he is holding out of training camp, and his chances of starting Week 1 against Dallas on Sunday Night Football is at risk.

As was reported by Art Stapleton of North, Barkley runs the risk of losing $594,000 a week if he does not participate in games.

If things do not change by Week 10 (mid-November) than Barkley can’t play this season.

The failure of the Giants and Barkley reaching a deal today means that the two sides can’t reignite negotiations until after the season concludes.

The New York Post reported last week that the Giants offered Barkley $19.5 million guaranteed, but Barkley rejected it since it was lower than the combined $22.2 million he would receive on back-to-back years under the franchise tag.

Last season Barkley ran for 1,312 yards out of the backfield, and caught 75 percent of the passes that came his way out of the back field as a receiver.

The Giants open camp on July 26.

Will Ferrell's 5 Most Feral Roles

Will Ferrell is one of the most iconic leading men in comedy. Born and raised in California, Ferrell used comedy as a way to make friends as a youth in suburbia. In his senior year of high school, he and a friend would perform comedy skits over the school’s intercom system (with cooperation from the principal). Ferrell also performed comedic skits in the school’s talent shows and was voted “Best Personality.” In 1991, his mother encouraged him to pursue his passions, so he moved to Los Angeles. He successfully auditioned for the comedy group The Groundlings, where he spent time developing his improvisation skills.

SNL and Beyond

A producer for Saturday Night Live saw Ferrell in the improv group. During a time when SNL was declining in popularity in 1994 and 1995, Ferrell was asked alongside two other members to audition for the sketch comedy show to audition for Lorne Michaels. He nailed it, joining SNL in 1995 and stayed on for seven years. He has hosted the show five times, becoming a member of the show’s Five-Timers Club. During his time on SNL, Ferrell appeared in a multitude of comedy movies: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Zoolander.

Continuing to land comedy roles like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Starsky & Hutch he earned a place among Hollywood’s Frat Pack (usually considered to include Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, and Vince Vaughn). When he starred in the now-iconic fan-favorite Step Brothers with frequent collaborator John C. Reilly in 2008, viewers were either unamused by the duo, or loved their crazy antics. We are the latter. With 128 acting credits under his belt now, with nine upcoming projects, Ferrell is also a writer and producer. He can next be seen in the Barbie movie, coming out in theaters Friday, July 21.

See below our 5 picks of Will Ferrell at his most feral:

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Ferrell plays Mustafa in the first and second Austin Powers movies. He portrays one of Dr. Evil’s (Mike Myers) henchman, a Lebanese weapons designer who took credit for making the cryogenic chamber which was used to freeze Dr. Evil and the trap fire pit which was used to kill a few of Dr. Evil’s henchmen — including Mustafa himself.

  • Zoolander

    With another eccentric name, Ferrell stars as Mugatu, who was actually based on fashion designer of Givenchy and Dior, John Galliano. Mugatu was a faux-fashion model with his crazy white curly ‘do. He commits completely to the role, making Mugatu the film’s most memorable character.

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Ferrell stars as the titular unhinged famous anchorman. He is comical to the point of turning his new program into an entertainment industry. Despite his good sense of friendship, his success usually gets the better of him and his arrogance takes over.

  • Step Brothers

    From the movie that gave us the f—ing Catalina Wine Mixer in 2008, Step Brothers has so many memorable scenes and iconic lines. Two grown men sharing a room when their parents get married start off as friends but they develop an insane rivalry and narcissism that pulls the new family apart.

  • Starsky & Hutch

    Ferrell’s Big Earl is definitely his most feral role of all time. Big Earl properly messed with Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller’s characters, feeding them information — but at the cost for his own pleasures.

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