Roger Goodell Gives New Comments on Eagles Tampering Investigation

The NFL gives the latest update on the ongoing tampering investigation into Saquon Barkley signing.
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After the Philadelphia Eagles made a splash in free agency by signing Giants star Saquon Barkley, the league immediately started a tampering investigation, alleging that the sides met before the legal tampering period began on Monday, Mar. 11.

More than two weeks later, we have an update on the status of the investigation.

Well, kind of.

Roger Goodell Provides Update on Eagles Tampering Investigation

In his press briefing on Tuesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said they have been "hard at work at it immediately", referring to the investigation into the Eagles and the Falcons tampering allegations.

This all started when Penn State head coach James Franklin claimed that Eagles general manager Howie Roseman spoke with Barkley on the phone to make him a sales pitch. This method of communication isn't permitted during the legal tampering period as only teams and players' agents can speak before the new league year.

Goodell's words don't shed light on the severity of the infraction or a possible penalty. The league has the right to fine teams financially or by taking their draft picks away, which they have previously done with the New York Jets in 2015 and the Miami Dolphins in 2022, respectively.

What transpired between Roseman and Barkley doesn't seem that severe of an infraction, so what the penalty (if any) will be remains to be seen.

The Eagles will need Barkley to continue the production he showed in New York to have a shot at winning the NFC East. They are currently behind the Dallas Cowboys with +135 odds to win the division. If you like their chances, head over to FanDuel Sportsbook and claim your sign-up bonus of $200 after your first winning wager.

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