Giants WR Darius Slayton will ‘likely’ sign elsewhere this offseason

Darius Slayton, NY Giants. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Darius Slayton, NY Giants. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

This week alone, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen was able to get things figured out with both Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley – though a new deal still could be on the way for No. 26. Having said that, there’s still other NY free agents that Schoen will either need to make happy with money wise, or see them go to a new team.

One of those players to keep an eye on is wide receiver Darius Slayton. Slayton is out of contract, but he’s hoping to return to Big Blue.

However, according to Giants insider Pat Leonard, the speedy wideout could look for bigger numbers than the G-Men will be ready to put on the table for him. Because of this, we may have seen him play his last down for Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka.

The NY Giants may lose Darius Slayton in free agency this offseason

Slayton has posted several memorable plays for the Giants over the years, recording exciting catches and showcasing his blazing speed at the same time. What has really haunted Slayton at times, though, have been some untimely drops. Remember his drop against the Vikings in the Wild Card Round?

With the Giants having the chance to ice the game, a brutal Slayton drop gave Minnesota new life. Thankfully, the Giants defense was able to stand tall and the Slayton mistake didn’t end up costing Big Blue in the end, as they recorded the upset win.

Still, people were furious with Slayton and it was a reminder of the past drops he has recorded as well. With him expected to receive plenty of interest too, Schoen and Co. could look elsewhere for their needs at wideout – the expectation is the team will use its first-rounder on a talented WR.  Slayton caught 46 balls for 724 yards and two touchdowns last season.

While there’s a chance he makes his way back to East Rutherford for the 2023 campaign, it’s also feeling likely he’ll play elsewhere. It’d be a bit of a loss for the offense, but not a back-breaking one.