Given Drake London is the only receiver under contract with any real experience, the Falcons will undoubtedly add to the position. It’s just a matter of who and when. Now, we know who. According to Art Stapleton, a Giants beat reporter, Darius Slayton is weighing an offer from the Falcons.
My understanding is, late in the negotiating period, Giants WR Darius Slayton was weighing offers to return + at least one offer from elsewhere, believed to be the Falcons, per sources.
Not sure if or how much that has changed, but as of yesterday, Slayton return still on table.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) March 16, 2023
Slayton has been in the Big Apple since 2019 when he led the team with eight touchdowns as a rookie. He hasn’t exactly developed as many Giants fans had hoped, but he still led the team in receiving last season with 724 yards. He isn’t by any means a game-wrecker, but he’s a solid and consistent receiver.
The former Auburn Tiger has over 700 receiving yards in three of his four seasons. Despite a middling Giants offense, he’s regularly produced. His yards per catch average was in the top 10, and he is exactly the kind of big play pass catcher that would thrive in the Falcons run heavy offense.
The 26-year-old has experience but is still young enough to realize his full potential. Slayton’s current market value is a two-year $7 million deal per Spotrac, which would be a palatable contract for the Falcons.
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