Giants WR Darius Slayton is Staying in New York
The New York Giants are keeping Darius Slayton in New York, according to multiple reports this afternoon. The Giants were rumored to be considering releasing Slayton, but he’ll stay in New York.
Darius Slayton has spent his first four seasons with the Giants after being taken in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Slayton caught 46 passes for 724 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last season.
He has 170 receptions for 2,554 yards and 15 touchdowns in 59 games with New York. Slayton caught a career-best eight touchdowns in his rookie season (2019) but has seen his touchdown numbers diminish since, catching three, two, and two in the last three seasons.
The Giants signed wide receiver Paris Campbell to a one-year deal earlier today. Daniel Jones now has Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins, Campbell, Saquon Barkley, and Darren Waller as his weapons heading into the 2023 season.
We’ll see if the Giants have another addition in the tank between now and then. However, this is a buy-low, high-upside group of weapons that New York has assembled around Jones.
Jones was signed to an extension last week ahead of the franchise tag deadline. His new four-year deal will pay him up to $160 million. Jones will have a cap hit of $21 million in 2023 before it jumps to $45 million in 2024.
Note: The tems of Slayton’s deal were not available at the time of publishing.