2. WR Darius Slayton
Darius Slayton has been on the Giants since being drafted in 2019 by Dave Gettleman, but his time in New York may be coming to an end. When Joe Schoen took over last year, it seemed Slayton would be cut in training camp, but Slayton instead took a pay cut to stick around. After injuries thrust Slayton into the lineup, he shined and became an integral part of the Giants 2022 playoff run and parlayed that into a two-year, $12 million extension last spring.
Slayton has been one of the most used players in New York's passing game, but is averaging just over 32 yards per game. The Giants could release Slayton this offseason and save $6 million in cap space while incurring just $1.75 million in dead money. Slayton is owed a $2.4 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the league year, so all that will be sorted out early this offseason.
Or it could be sorted out before 4 p.m. on Tuesday. If Slayton is not in New York's long-term plans, they should trade him. Slayton is a big locker room guy, but New York could upgrade or find a similar caliber receiver for cheaper this offseason. Schoen could snatch a late-round pick for Slayton.