Giants Wide Receiver Takes Pay Cut To Stay With Team

Over the past few weeks, we've seen plenty of players on playoff caliber teams convert their salary into signing bonuses so that their team can free up more cap space and have flexibility going forward, but this Giants wide receiver had to take a pay cut instead. Darius Slayton has been with the Giants for the entirety of his three year NFL career, putting up 1,830 yards and 13 Touchdown's in that time, and so much was his desire to stay with the franchise, that he actually took a pay cut, down to the minimum to stay with the Giants.

Some may see this as an odd move, but Slayton is still a free agent after the upcoming season, so if he can ball out on a team with Kadarius Toney and Saquon Barkley, he may potentially be in line for a decent payday very soon. This move will save the Giants $1.6 million against the cap, and while it's not enough to give the team the flexibility to make a huge move, it's a move that both sides needed to make, as the Giants look to compete in a tough NFC East. 

Now, New York have some quality receivers, have saved some money and kept the chemistry alive, and if Daniel Jones can take the next step and become the Quarterback that many within the Giants organization believe he can become, this could help them genuinely compete for an NFC East division crown, or at the very least, a Wild Card spot in the NFC.

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