"I'll be here no matter what," Barkley said Wednesday to Tom Rock of Newsday.
Barkley, the No. 2 overall pick from the 2018 NFL Draft, isn't the only high-profile draftee still unsigned, but rarely has a first-round pick reported to training camp in the past without a contract in place.
"I forgot I haven't even signed that yet," Barkley said of his pending contract. "I'm not really focusing on that right now. I'm just focused on having fun and playing football. The way I think about it. when I was growing up I didn't have a contract, I didn't get money to play, so it doesn't bother me not having a contract right now."
As the No. 2 overall pick, Barkley is expected to receive a four-year contract from the Giants worth about $31.5 million.