4 NY Giants who could be entering their last year with the team

These guys may not be back after this season.
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The future of the New York Giants is in some serious flux at the moment, and that makes it difficult to evaluate the team beyond the upcoming 2024 campaign.

Whether it’s due to their contract situation, or the play we’ve seen from them on the field, which coincide together for some players on the team, there aren’t many who’ve secured their spot in New York beyond 2024. Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen will likely be calling the shots barring a disastrous season, but many non-core players could be looking for a new home.

So, of course, this list excludes players like Dexter Lawrence, Brian Burns, Andrew Thomas and Malik Nabers, but there is still a bevy of Giants who are big names who will be wearing new colors in 2025. Here are four NY Giants who are definitely entering their last year with the team, for one reason or another.

4. WR Darius Slayton

When the Giants drafted Nabers, the writing was on the wall for Darius Slayton. He likely would no longer be the team’s top receiving choice after fighting his way into the good graces of Daboll and Schoen over the last couple of seasons. 

Outside of Nabers, the future of the Giants receiving corps is clear — the former LSU star will lead the way, with Wan’Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt filling the gaps. That leaves a limited amount of playing time for Slayton, maybe not in 2024, but beyond, it becomes murkier with each season. 

With the season only a couple of months away, while Nabers was making highlight-reel catches, Slayton was sitting on the sidelines during the team’s minicamp, after suffering an apparent injury. The best ability is availability, and Slayton wasn’t able to practice, and was forced to watch the new Giants trio go viral for their head-turning plays in the meantime.

Alas, Slayton could very well shock Giants fans once again, and pace the team’s wide receiving corps. However, with as much talent as New York has added to the group over the last year and change, he’ll be hard pressed to do so. With that, even if he’s able to carve out a role in 2024, he’d be hard pressed to remain in New York beyond this upcoming season.