The Giants bought Kenny Golladay during camp; The team is unlikely to add a free agent WR?

From the top David Gettleman-the wide receiver pickups from the era still with the Giants, Sterling Shepard was the only one to carve out a major role under Brian Daboll. The oldest Giant’s latest major injury — a torn ACL suffered during the team’s last offensive play on Monday night — will change the team’s receiver plans.

The team played their Week 3 game without Kadarius Toney and second-round rookie Wan’ Dale Robinsonand Darius Slayton saw 14 snaps behind unlikely regulars David Sills and Richie James. Notably, Kenny GolladayThe workload of increased after his match of week 2 in two parts; the disgruntled veteran played 24 snaps against the Cowboys. Golladay’s final fall ended a night without a reception, and while he will likely continue to play a role, the Giants have already started discussing him in trade.

The Giants bought Golladay just before cutting their roster to 53 players, according to SI.com’s Albert Breer (on Twitter). While Golladay’s trade rumblings are tied to the team paying the bulk of the sixth-year offshore’s salary ($13 million) to move him, Breer adds that the Giants have expressed a willingness to pay a “significant part” of this salary at the end of August. trade talks. Neither team took a bite, and the $18 million-a-year gap continues to ride through a de facto marching year as a giant.

Golladay, 28, caught two passes for 22 yards in Game 1 for the Giants but hasn’t had a reception since. Cutting the former Pro Bowler now would give the Giants more than $25 million in dead money, but releasing him with a designation after June 1 next year would bring that total down to just $7 million. A 2022 trade in which the Giants take on a large chunk of Golladay’s contract through 2024 would fall between those two numbers.

As for the rest of the Giants’ receiving corps, the team might be in position for now. Daboll discussed players on the active roster and practice squad filling the void in Shepard, Fox Sports’ Ralph Vacchiano tweet. The team sued the accusation of ex-Daboll Bills Cole Beasleybut Dan Duggan of The Athletic calls a move that poaches Beasley from the Buccaneers practice squad a “long shot” (Twitter link). Beasley has expressed interest in going to Tampa, DM’ing Tom Brady. The veteran slots receiver is now one of many veterans invested in the Bucs’ receiving corps, although playing time may be scarce once chris godvin and Julio Jones return from injury.

One would expect Robinson to play a large role, given that the Daboll-Joe Schoen regime acquired him, while the team was intrigued by Toney this offseason. That said, Toney hasn’t been able to stay on the pitch since being picked in the first round of 2021. Slayton has been a trade contender for months, and while Shepard’s absence may open the door for the leader of receiving the team in 2019 and 2020, the pay cut Slayton took before the season also reopens the door for a trade.

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