The Giants have 14 wide receivers on their roster, but do they have a WR1? Darius Salation answers emphatically, thinking he is the first receiver who didn’t get his chance.
“I wouldn’t say it bothers me, because everyone I don’t know what I know
Slayton told Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post. “Everyone is not in Giants Building. At the end of the day, you can only judge based on what you see from afar.”
Slayton re-signed with the Giants in the offseason, joining Sterling Sheppard, Isaya Hodgins, Paris Campbell, Wan Dale Robinson, Jamison Crowder and Jalen Hyatt with a third round pick in the receiving room. Slayton has led the Giants in receiving three of the past four seasons, but his career high was 50 catches for 751 yards in 2020.
Slayton caught 46 passes for 724 yards last season.
Odell Beckham was the team’s last receiver to surpass the 1,000-yard mark, going for 1,052 yards on 77 catches in 2018.
“You see this guy go to 1010 [yards] Or watch a guy go 100 yards every week, and you’re like, “He’s really good,” Slayton said. “Some of these guys are playing with nobody. I’m playing with Sakon [Barkley]. Where do you think the ball will go first? not me. we had [Shepard]Evan Ingram and now Darren [Waller].
“I didn’t just play with a bunch of bums. It’s a little bit annoying, because at the end of the day, it’s not like you’re the only one or the only one getting the ball, while someone [else] He is. It is what it is. At the end of the day, I just play to win. As long as the Giants win, I’ll be fine.”
The Giants aren’t paying Slayton WR1 money because he signed a two-year, $12 million contract, but Slayton thinks if given the chance, he could be.
“I believe in myself. I believe in my ability. I believe in the work I put in out there,” Slayton said. “Whether we add 10 guys, whether we add all of you, I think I’ll find my way on the court.”
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