NY Giants get Darius Slayton insurance by signing new veteran WR to 1-year deal

The former Pro Bowler has three 1,000-yard seasons to his name
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Throughout the offseason, improving the wide receivers room has been a priority for NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen. He of course took care of things in a big way by adding Malik Nabers in the 2024 NFL Draft. People are fired up about his potential.

However, Schoen isn't done adding to the WRs room, as news has broken that the team has signed veteran wideout Allen Robinson to a one-year deal. A 6-2, 220-pounder, Robinson is getting ready for Year 11 in the league. The timing of this signing is interesting too, as the Giants still haven't figured things out with Darius Slayton.

The NY Giants have signed Allen Robinson to a 1-year deal

Throughout his career, Robinson has played for the Jaguars, Bears, Rams and Steelers. Last campaign in Pittsburgh, the new Giants started all 17 games and finished with 34 receptions for 280 yards. Robinson has three 1,000-yard seasons to his name.

His best campaign came in 2015 with Jacksonville. He took home Pro Bowl honors after posting 80 receptions, 1,400 yards and an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns. He's of course past his prime, but the 30 year old (turns 31 in August) can still make plays when his number is called.

A quick look on social media shows fans believe Slayton could end up getting traded following the Robinson move, but he recently said he's hopeful he can come to an agreement with Schoen and the front office on something.

Slayton skipped the voluntary offseason program over issues with his contract. He's in the final year of a two-year, $12 million deal he signed last offseason. Slayton is looking for an extension, but Schoen said it's not something that has been discussed. With Slayton's future unknown beyond 2024, it could open the door for NY to ship him to a new team in exchange for a mid-round pick.

During the NFL Draft, we were waiting to see if perhaps No. 86 would end up getting traded. It didn't happen, but now that Robinson is on his way to town, maybe Schoen will start fielding calls on the WR who has led this team in receiving yards in four of the past five seasons.