3 NY Giants mentioned as top 'trade candidates' this summer

Will either of these three Big Blue players get moved?
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As much roster shuffling as there has been already this offseason, even more could be on the way before Week 1 of the regular season arrives for the NY Giants. General manager Joe Schoen has been working overtime, but again, more moves may be coming soon.

How about trading away a veteran playmaker? In a new piece for Bleacher Report, Kristopher Knox came out with a list with the Giants top candidates to be traded before training camp arrives in East Rutherford. His guys featured? Wideout Darius Slayton, pass-rusher Azeez Ojulari and cornerback Aaron Robinson.

Will a Darius Slayton trade end up coming for the NY Giants?

"Business is business, and if New York starts chasing cap dollars, moving Slayton could be good for business. Doing so would save $3.4 million in 2024 cap space. With (Malik) Nabers, Wan'Dale Robinson, Isaiah McKenzie, Allen Robinson II, Isaiah Hodgins and Jalin Hyatt in the fold, New York could field a functional receiving corps without Slayton."

Kristopher Knox

The Slayton trade buzz has been around throughout the offseason. During the early portion of OTAs, Slayton was a no-show because he wasn't happy with his contract situation. He's currently in the final campaign of his two-year, $12.2 million contract.

After leading the Giants in receiving once again in 2023, Slayton was hoping for some financial security from Schoen, but an extension never arrived. Instead, Slayton returned to the team thanks to some added incentives for his contract. There was some worry he'd be a camp holdout, but that's not going to happen.

However, with Malik Nabers now ready to be the WR1 for this team and plenty of depth for the WRs room as a whole, could this lead to Slayton indeed getting traded? The Giants, as Knox noted, would save more than $3 million in cap space if this goes down.

Slayton has led the team in receiving yards in four of the last five seasons - he has become a reliable option for the aerial attack. With that said, it could make sense for Schoen to send him to a new team if the right offer comes in. Perhaps an early Day 3 pick in the 2025 NFL Draft?

As for Ojulari, he showed tremendous promise during his rookie season, finishing with eight sacks. Unfortunately for him, he's battled injuries the past two years. He just can't stay healthy. With Brian Burns being brought in via the blockbuster trade and new contract, Ojulari's days starting are over. He will provide fantastic depth, but similar to Slayton, if the right offer is put on the table for him, Schoen may decide to go ahead and move on.