Darius Slayton must take advantage of last NY Giants’ bonding opportunity

NY Giants, Darius Slayton. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NY Giants, Darius Slayton. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Everything truly seems to a bit up in the air for NY Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton. As Giants fans have seen, the trade/release buzz on Slayton continues to grow and no one knows for sure whether or not he’s going to be on the gridiron once Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans rolls around.

General manager Joe Schoen has a tough decision on his hands, but it sure looks like Slayton is doing everything he can to remind the G-Men that he can still make plays for this offense. According to ESPN insider Jordan Raanan, Slayton is part of the group of playmakers who have made their way to North Carolina for workouts and bonding. Slayton can make a big statement if things go well.

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It’s one thing for Daniel Jones to get a group of the offensive studs together like this. It’s another pretty big deal that Slayton – who indeed has been in the middle of all sorts of trade talks and speculation on being released – is among the guys who’s working closely with the signal-caller to try and get things right before training camp arrives.

With Slayton holding a cap hit of just under $2.6 million for next season, it’s been rumored for a while that he could get cut. A trade would make sense here too, but nothing has been done by Schoen and Co. Instead, if Slayton is putting in the work on his own time to get better, the wideout very well could be on the field vs. the Titans in September.

Should Slayton put on a show for Jones, you never know, the fourth-year signal-caller could pass along a good word to Schoen and first-year head coach Brian Daboll. That could go a long way in saving his job in East Rutherford.

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Again, Slayton’s future with the team is pretty darn unclear. He has a great chance to turn Jones’ head while in North Carolina, though. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt for Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard and others to be left favorably impressed as well.