NY Giants confirm the Darius Slayton drama has ended in not so subtle way

Slayton has re-joined the team in East Rutherford
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He's back like he never left! Throughout the offseason, one of the biggest topics of conversation has been the contract drama with NY Giants wideout Darius Slayton. No. 86 has been missing from OTAs and some have even called for Joe Schoen to either trade or cut him.

Now, though, it looks like neither of those options will be on the table. Why's that? Well, it's because Slayton is back in East Rutherford putting in work with his teammates. The Giants posted photos from a hard day of work and they actually thought we'd miss Slayton being featured? Not a chance.

Darius Slayton has re-joined the NY Giants for offseason OTAs

The 'back to work' caption is quite fitting here, as Slayton indeed has been absent for all of the voluntary offseason program leading up to this latest development. Plain and simple, he's not happy with his contract, as he's entering the campaign on the last year of his deal.

Last offseason, Slayton was able to sign anywhere he wanted, but he ended up returning to the G-Men on a two-year deal worth $12.2 million. After leading the Giants in receiving yards once again, though, Slayton has made it clear that he's hoping for an extension.

However, Schoen didn't hesitate in saying NY was in no rush to get that done with him. So, what ended up happening in recent days for Slayton to get back on the field and catch balls from the Big Blue signal-callers? We're not sure, but you've got to figure an update will be provided soon.

While a lot of attention is going to No. 6 overall pick Malik Nabers, it's important to remember that he's still a youngster and he needs some veteran leadership to help bring him along. That's exactly where Slayton, who has led NY in receiving in four of the past five seasons, can come in.

It's TBD if he'll be playing 2024 on a new contract or not, but having Slayton at OTAs is obviously a great sign that things are being smoothed out between him and the front office. No one wants to see a camp holdout situation be on the way for the speedy wideout.