NFL Rumors: New York Giants Star Tight End May Miss Extended Time

The New York Giants could be without their biggest addition of the 2023 offseason for the foreseeable future. Head coach Brian Daboll revealed at Thursday's press availability that tight end Darren Waller will miss this week's matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders and could even be placed on injured reserve as he battles a hamstring injury. 

Waller aggravated his hamstring after 17 snaps and one catch for four yards in Week 8's overtime 13-10 loss to the New York Jets. Waller previously missed eight games in 2022 primarily due to a balky hamstring.

The Giants aggressively traded for Waller this March hoping to build on a surprising playoff season in 2022, sending the Raiders a 2023 third-round pick. His 384 receiving yards and 51 receptions lead the Giants this season.

While Waller has more or less delivered this season, he hasn't been the difference-maker the Giants might have hoped. They find themselves 2-6 and rank dead last in points scored, primarily due to a passing attack that ranks 32nd in yards per game AND net yards per attempt.

Barring a miraculous turnaround, the 2023 season is all but lost for the Giants. They should begin plotting for the future, and that should include being as cautious as possible with Waller. If that means a stint on injured reserve, so be it.

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