Fifth-round draft pick Darius Slayton has re-injured his hamstring and his status for the New York Giants’ final preseason game is in doubt.
Darius Slayton recently came back from a multi-week hamstring injury. the New York Giants rookie sustained the injury early in training camp, causing him to miss much of August. However, Slayton reaggravated the hamstring injury and missed practice on Monday, per Matt Lombardo of NJ.com.
Slayton was finally able to return for preseason Week 3 after having issues with the very same hamstring. He had a productive game against the Bengals, highlighted by his 27-yard catch on the sideline.
It was a Daniel Jones thrown pass that allowed the Auburn product to make an athletic play on the ball. The catch put Big Blue inches from scoring and they would eventually score two plays later.
Slayton’s grab caused the hype around him to return after about a month on the sideline. Before the injury, the Auburn product was garnering much attention. The 6-foot-1 rookie was having a strong start to the offseason.
He even earned himself some first-team reps in OTAs. Unfortunately, his success was short-lasting as he pulled his hamstring on July 22. Now Slayton has aggravated that hamstring once again.
The Giants already came into the offseason thin at receiver. They had traded away star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. and were left with a lot of unproven guys. After the move of OBJ, the receiving corps continued to thin out as Corey Coleman and Amba Etta-Tawo both sustained season-ending injuries. On top of that, Golden Tate received a four-game suspension.
Although Slayton is only a fifth-round draft pick, the rookie has a major opportunity if he can stay healthy.