Couple of issues have bugged me like the Bears’ inactivity in the wide receiver industry.
No, they did not need to have to go around the moon to land Christian Kirk. And I did not count on them to trade the farm for a person like Davante Adams or Tyreek Hill. And I really don’t even think it is a fantastic concept to danger it all in a trade for Deebo Samuel. It’s just that there ended up other mid-tier selections that could’ve been brought in, so as not not to set all your eggs in the NFL Draft basket.
But for what it is worthy of, there are Even now other strategies to get receiver help. And even though we had been checking out one particular this sort of selection with Giants receiver Kadarius Toney symbolizing a most intriguing acquire-lower trade choice, he is not the only New York receiver on the block. Teammate Darius Slayton is earning the rounds on the rumor mill. And for a most peculiar reason:
Report: Giants searching to trade Darius Slayton. https://t.co/oNkqNH3dns
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 26, 2022
Slayton performed nicely more than enough in the initially three many years of his rookie deal to see the income on the fourth (and ultimate) year balloon from $920,000 to $2.5 million simply because of reward escalators. And with that in brain, an now up-towards-it Giants team is reportedly shopping Slayton.
New York has just $5,588,274 million in available cap house, which is not sufficient when the crew desires someplace amongst $12.5 million to $18.6 million in purchase to indication picks. And I thought Bears GM Ryan Poles was in an unenviable condition getting more than for Ryan Pace’s mess. Joe Schoen leaving Buffalo to choose above Dave Gettleman’s island of misfit toys is arguably even worse.
Normally, when news like this crosses our wires, I chew on it and take into account a likely Bears suit. And while I never want to be the dude who indicates the Bears really should go right after *Anyone* whose name hits the rumor mill, this is the sort of predicament the Bears ought to be concentrating on. Applying your posture possessing a lot more than $14 million in cap house is a start out. But combining that when leveraging a further team’s cap crunch to use towards them is the type of daring maneuver I’d adore to see Poles make for this workforce. It would be equal areas bold and cutthroat. Just declaring.
Slayton set up 48 catches, 740 yards, and 8 touchdowns in his rookie season with the Giants. Then tacked on a 50-catch, 750-yard, 3 rating marketing campaign a 12 months later. An injuries shortened 2021 (13 online games with a 26-339-2 line) aside, the juice may possibly be worthy of the squeeze for Slayton. Specially if the value of undertaking company is late-round draft cash that vests if sure disorders are fulfilled.
Trading for Slayton would not be a significant-profile move. But it would represent a important up grade from what the Bears have in their secure. I marvel if Tyke Tolbert, who still left the Giants this offseason to just take the Bears WRs Coach gig, would indicator off on a Slayton trade. Probably we’ll come across out.