5 NY Giants moves Joe Schoen still has to make following the draft

Joe Schoen and the New York Giants are not done this offseason as they gear up for 2024
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1. Extend WR Darius Slayton

Darius Slayton's contract is the most significant move that Schoen and the Giants organization must focus on before next season. The 27-year-old WR has been with the Giants since he was drafted by the team in 2019 in the fifth round. He has been the team's leading receiver in four of the past five years, including last season, where he had 50 receptions, 770 yards, and four touchdowns on a disappointing Giants' offense.

After signing a two-year, $12.2 million contract before the 2023 season, the veteran wideout will be a free agent after this upcoming season. Slayton is now seeking a second extension from Big Blue; however, he has not received the deal he believes he deserves and has not participated in any team activities this offseason.

While most players reported to the start of the Giants offseason workout program, one notable absence was Slayton. The wideout's decision to hold out of practice has raised eyebrows and sparked speculation about his contract negotiations. Slayton has a $350,000 workout bonus available based on his attendance, but he's more focused on a new deal.

Many believed Slayton would've been dealt during the NFL Draft last week after the Giants selected LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers in the first round. It is still being determined whether or not Giants fans will get to see No. 86 take the field for the G-Men in 2024, but you have to imagine Schoen will eventually extend Slayton and keep him in New York a little longer.