Giants Wide Receiver Room Mystery

On Sunday, the Giants had some question marks when it came to the wide receiving corps. What might have surprised many was that Darius Slayton had made the 53-man roster, but was a healthy scratch on Sunday. David Sills suited up in front of Slayton, making many wonder if maybe he’s an insurance piece for right now, or does he have a role in the offense at all?

The most surprising might have been former first-round pick Kadarius Toney getting just 7 snaps the entire football game. He had 2 touches on the day, with one impressive run for a first down, eluding defenders as he’s shown to do well in the past. What is interesting is that before getting hurt, Toney has a great camp. He was making great catches and plays on the field, and showing more of a connection in the locker room then last year. Now, he’s been limited in the first game of the year, behind players like Richie James and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson.

Kenny Golladay picked up where he left off last year, not being a contributor on offense at all. That might be the most frustrating part of the Giants offense and receivers. Golladay is their “number one” receiver making the money he is, but has had nothing to show for it since arriving last season.

Head coach Brian Daboll did mention the wide receiver room does not have anyone guaranteed a spot, and they have to fight for it. It seems to me that with a player like Toney, there is more going on then just “earning” the right to play, because we all know his talent is above most if not all the Giants receivers. It will be interesting to see who lines up this week at home against the Carolina Panthers.

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