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New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

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The New York Giants reportedly view Penn State running back Saquon Barkley as a near-perfect prospect. The New York Post's Paul Schwartz reported, citing an NFL scout, that Barkley is a better player than Ezekiel Elliott, who was selected fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. Per Schwartz, Barkley is a "far superior pass catcher" who has "absolutely no character issues or concerns." The Giants own the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. "I thought all along this is the guy Dave [Gettleman, Giants general manager] wants," said a national NFL scout who knows Gettleman, per the newspaper. "And he might get him, if Cleveland is dumb enough not to take him at No. 1." USC quarterback Sam Darno...
Everton's Barkley rejects Chelsea after agreeing terms and passing medical

Everton's Barkley rejects Chelsea after agreeing terms and passing medical

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Ross Barkley has turned down a move to Premier League champions Chelsea in order to stay at Everton, according to the club's majority shareholder.Farhad Moshiri said the club had accepted a bid and Barkley had agreed personal terms, before changing his mind after passing a medical.Everton had initially rejected a £25m offer from Chelsea for the 23-year-old England midfielder on Wednesday."It is a big surprise but that is football," Moshiri told Sky Sports.Barkley has less than a year left on his contract and has turned down a new deal at the club he grew up supporting and joined as an 11-year-old. His situation is further complicated by a serious hamstring injury which could keep him out for three months.The academy graduate has played 150 times for Everton in the Premier League, scoring 2