July 18, 2024

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NFL concludes Eagles did violate anti-tampering policy in signing Saquon Barkley as he was handed 10 match Ban

The NFL found evidence that the Philadelphia Eagles violated the anti-tampering policy by signing free-agent running back Saquon Barkley.

The league informed the Eagles of its decision on Thursday.

“After a thorough review of the Philadelphia Eagles signing of Saquon Barkley, the NFL today informed the club that the investigation did not discover sufficient evidence to support a finding that the Anti-Tampering Policy was violated,” the league office said in a statement.

“In coming to this conclusion, the league reviewed phone logs, text messages and other documents related to Philadelphia’s free agency strategy and decision to sign Barkley. The NFL also interviewed several members of the organization, including Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni, as well as Barkley and Penn State head coach James Franklin. As with every review, should new evidence be uncovered, the league may reopen the investigation.”

NFL reaches conclusion in Eagles, Saquon Barkley tampering investigation

Public comments, specifically by Franklin, set off tampering alarm bells. Barkley later dismissed the quotes as the Penn State coach misinterpreting the situation.

Nevertheless, the NFL reviewed the situation surrounding the Eagles’ signing of the former Giants RB to a three-year, $37.75 million contract in March and found no wrongdoing.

The NFL did fine and dock the Atlanta Falcons a 2025 fifth-round draft pick for violations during the free-agency process.

The NFL released a statement following their decision on an investment surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles signing of former New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley. Per multiple reports, the NFL found the Eagles did not violate the league’s anti-tampering policy. While the NFL let the Eagles off the hook, the Atlanta Falcons weren’t so lucky with the NFL’s investigation into the signing of Kirk Cousins.

Per multiple reports, the NFL is set to investigate whether the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles broke any rules early this offseason in trying to prematurely recruit players before the start of the free agency negotiation period on Monday. They could face a steep punishment…

NFL reaches conclusion in Eagles, Saquon Barkley tampering investigation

Penn State head coach James Franklin appeared to tip off the league that Eagles general manager Howie Roseman contacted Saquon Barkley before Monday to use Penn State as a part of Philadelphia’s sales pitch to the former Nittany Lions star.

According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, the league released a statement of their findings on the Eagles signing of Barkley. The league did not find sufficiently evident that the Eagles broke any rules:

“After a thorough review of the Philadelphia Eagles signing of Saquon Barkley, the NFL today informed the club that the investigation did not discover sufficient evidence to support a finding that the Anti-Tampering Policy was violated.

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