Giants Receiver Darius Slayton Holding Out of Voluntary Workouts

Heading into the final year of his contract Darius Slayton is holding out in hopes of a new deal with the Giants
Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86)
Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants will be without one of their most important players at voluntary offseason workouts as Darius Slayton is holding out while looking for a new contract.

Slayton is in the final year of a two-year, $12 million dollar extension with only $2.5 million guaranteed this season. The holdout makes sense for Darius Slayton as he's led the Giants in receiving four of his five seasons in the NFL.

The Giants have one of the league's best values in Darius Slayton as his contract doesn't match the high production he's given the team. As the Giants move on from Saquon Barkley and await a decision from Darren Waller on his retirement, Slayton is the most valuable weapon the team has.

Slayton's holdout becomes even more impactful as training camp approaches, especially if the Giants select a quarterback early in the draft. After a disappointing 2023 season, the Giants can't afford to start camp without their top receiver as the offense can use all the time together it can get.

The Giants should certainly look to extend Slayton as he's shown an ability to be a valuable piece in four solid seasons. Compared to what receivers are making on the open market, the Giants may end up getting a massive discount in keeping a homegrown talent in New York.

Giants should reward a home grown player

Darius Slayton is the rare example of a late draft pick the Giants have hit on. After letting a homegrown piece in Saquon Barkley walk, the Giants should do everything in their power to keep a mainstay in New York. The Giants have struggled developing draft picks and selecting wide receivers, so it makes sense to keep one of the rare draft success stories the team has.

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