At this time come Sunday, is Darius Slayton going to still be a member of the New York Giants? Things really aren’t looking too promising for the wideout, as he wasn’t at practice on Tuesday in what’s being called an ‘excused’ absence. So, with the first game of the year almost here, Slayton is just taking a day off?
There’s surely more to this story. Keep in mind that last week the Giants also gave veteran linebacker Blake Martinez an excused day off. Then, the team released him. Could the same be. coming for Slayton, officially putting an end to his time in East Rutherford?
NY Giants could cut Darius Slayton sooner than later
This has been in the works for a while now. Slayton’s future with the G-Men only became more muddy when the team’s depth chart dropped and he was listed at the No. 7 wideout, behind David Sills. That tells you that the front office doesn’t have a lot of faith in him making an impact for this squad in 2022.
All summer, we’ve seen trade and release speculation surrounding Slayton. Fans are not happy with the way things have been handled, and they’ve voiced their displeasure with general manager Joe Schoen. Cutting Slayton will create some cap space, but why in the heck have the Giants waited so long to make something happen?
There were plenty of cries when the team cut Alex Bachman and kept Slayton on the 53-man roster. With Bachman looking at different opportunities out there, it’s clear he wasn’t too thrilled with NY’s decision, especially after he blew up in the preseason and made big play after big play for the offense.
Now, all eyes are on Schoen to see what he decides to do with Slayton. With the WR missing Tuesday’s practice and the first game of the season only a handful of days away, the writing appears to be on the wall for him. From our chair, it’d be a shocker if Slayton remains on the roster for another 24 hours. His time with the Giants should be coming to a close sooner than later.