Joe Schoen provides Darius Slayton update the Giants WR won't like

Darius Slayton has been absent from the voluntary offseason program
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With the NY Giants playmakers back in East Rutherford for the voluntary offseason program, a bummer has been the fact that standout wide receiver Darius Slayton hasn't been around. ESPN's Jordan Raanan broke the news that Slayton is away from the team because he wants an extension.

Slayton, who has led the Giants in receiving yards for four of the past five seasons, signed a two-year, $12.2 million contract last offseason. He's now in the final year of that deal, but he's looking for more dough. While speaking to the media, Joe Schoen admitted that's not something that has been discussed:

The Giants haven't had any Darius Slayton contract extension conversations

Schoen made it a point to say he loves Slayton and surely he doesn't want there to be any issues with him leading up to Week 1, but is NY in a spot to give him a new contract? Probably not. Since the Slayton news first dropped, trade rumors have already been flying.

With Jalin Hyatt being taken in the third round last spring, the hope is he can make a big jump in Year 2 for the Giants. Add in the fact that New York could potentially use the No. 6 overall pick on Malik Nabers, Rome Odunze or Marvin Harrison Jr. and it makes you wonder if a Slayton trade could be coming.

There will surely be plenty of teams interested in the speedster if the price is right. Slayton had some drop issues with the Giants in recent seasons, but he cleaned things up in 2023 and was quite reliable catching the ball from either Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor or Tommy DeVito.

On the season, Slayton posted 50 receptions for 770 yards (career high) and four touchdowns. With him coming off a strong year, it's understandable that he's skipping voluntary workouts and hoping that Schoen will reward him with a new contract. However, at this time, we just don't see it happening for him.