NY Giants veteran could suddenly be on the trade block due to contract issues

Will the Giants end up trading the speedster come draft night?
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It wouldn't be a normal NY Giants offseason unless there was a player or two unhappy with their contract right? Right. In recent seasons, everyone had gotten used to Saquon Barkley being upset with the front office, but he's now in Philly suiting up for the Eagles.

Joe Schoen has a different problem on his hands now, though, as wide receiver Darius Slayton has not been present for the start of the voluntary offseason program. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, Slayton is looking for a contract extension from the G-Men. Will that get done soon, or could NY actually look to trade him instead?

NY Giants WR Darius Slayton is eyeing an extension from Joe Schoen

Last offseason, Slayton signed a two-year, $12.2 million deal to stay with New York. He's now entering the final year of his current contract, which is why he wants to make sure he's set for the long haul financially. There's no question Slayton deserves this, as he's led the Giants in receiving yards in four of the past five seasons.

However, is Schoen going to be willing to give him the kind of dough he's looking for? Last April, the Giants moved up in the third round to bring in speedster Jalin Hyatt. While his rookie campaign didn't go as planned, the hope is he can have a breakout sophomore season.

Once the draft gets here, there's plenty of buzz going around that the Giants will use their No. 6 overall pick on either Malik Nabers, Rome Odunze or Marvin Harrison Jr. Should the Giants bring in a WR1 for Daniel Jones, they could look to move on from Slayton.

Should the Giants and Schoen decide to trade him, you'd have to expect that a third or fourth-round pick would be enough for NY to move on from him, especially since he's in the last year of his deal. No one wants to see Slayton leave town, but if he wants to play hard ball with Schoen, that could prove to be a mistake on his part.