As NFL cut day approaches Tuesday, teams are looking to shed players in any way they can to get to the final roster of 53 players before the season begins in two weeks. That includes trades, and a former Auburn player is (again) up for grabs.
Former Auburn Tiger and current Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton, who would have been on the trade block earlier in the offseason, is on the market again as the preseason draws to a close, as reported by Adam Schetter. Slayton sat out the Giants’ second preseason game against the Bengals, but got very few reps in their final game against the Jets.
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Slayton himself seemed wary of his status with New York when speaking to reporters after the game, seemingly unsure whether or not he would make the final roster.
“I don’t know. I don’t stress about it too much,” Slayton said. “At the end of the day, if it’s for me to be here, I’ll be here. If it’s not, I will not do it.
Last year, Slayton caught 28 receptions on 56 targets for 339 yards and two touchdowns. At Auburn, Slayton caught 79 balls for 1,605 yards and 11 touchdowns throughout his career as a Tiger.
The Giants have received trade inquiries over WR Darius Slayton, per source. One more name to watch in a busy week of moves.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2022