New York Giants tight end Garrett Dickerson and rookie wide receiver Darius Slayton are doubtful for this week’s game in Dallas.
This weekend, the New York Giants will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in their Week 1 of the regular season. If there’s any position Big Blue will be short on heading into this game, it’s at wide receiver. Golden Tate will undergo the first of his four-game suspension, and Corey Coleman is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Unfortunately, the receiving corps just got a tad bit thinner, as rookie Darius Slayton is doubtful for the game in Dallas.
Coach Shurmur said WR Slayton and TE Dickerson “probably won’t make it” this week.
— Dan Salomone (@NYGsalomone) September 4, 2019
The Giants selected Slayton in the fifth round (No. 171 overall) out of Auburn University. He dealt with hamstring issues much of training camp and preseason. Now, it looks like he’ll miss the first game of the season and push back his eventual debut.
Slayton had 35 receptions for 670 yards and five touchdowns through 11 games in his final season at Auburn.
Veteran tight end Garrett Dickerson is also expected to miss the game this Sunday. Dickerson had a productive preseason and earned a spot on the initial 53-man roster behind tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison. Big Blue placed tight end Scott Simonson on injured reserve.
Dickerson appeared in four games for the Giants last year, starting in none of them. He could be used in a role more suited for run blocking than pass-catching for New York. The veteran is currently dealing with an injury to his quad.
It’s unclear if either Slayton or Dickerson will be ready to go for the Giants’ Week 2 game against the Buffalo Bills.