Every offseason comes with difficult decisions to make for the NY Giants and the front office. With new personnel looking to push their new operation, there are likely going to be some unexpected departures. In recent months, this included Logan Ryan, Jabrill Peppers, James Bradberry and Evan Engram leaving town.
This is a normal event when there is a new general manager. It is something the Giants’ fans have become accustomed to as well. With that being said, most new general managers don’t tear the entire project apart. They try to refine and top what the previous front office attempted with the roster. Not long ago, the Giants went from Jerry Reese, who had a very successful stint leading the Giants to two Super Bowls, to Dave Gentleman – who did not have nearly as successful of a stint.
Joe Schoen looks to be trying his best to not be put in the same regard as Gettleman. With this, he must adapt the team to match his vision, which comes with some unfortunate departures down the road. Here’s a look at four players who likely won’t be back at this point next year.
4. NY Giants WR Darius Slayton
A former fifth-round pick in 2019, Darius Slayton only has one year remaining on his rookie deal. Slayton seemed to be loaded with potential and a steal following his surprisingly productive rookie season. He put up 740 yards and eight touchdowns – Slayton was tied for the most receiving yards by a rookie in 2019.
Sadly, Slayton has all but been forgotten following his poor 2021 season and a 2020 campaign that did not break the highs he set in his rookie year. Thus, the Giants appear to have already prepared to move on following 2022. Signing Kenny Golladay was one thing, but then drafting Kadarius Toney was another. Add Wan’Dale Robinson to the list too.
Slayton will (likely) still get a chance to show what he can do for the Giants in 2022. This may come with less snaps than he received in by far the worst campaign in his career so far. There is still a slight chance Slayton returns to the Giants in 2023, but it’s not looking likely at this point. There’s still talks of the G-Men cutting him this summer as well.