NFL fans can taste the excitement in the air as the 2022 season is less than two months away. First, each of the 32 teams must make it through training camp, with the New York Giants' rookies kicking things off on Tuesday, July 19 before the veterans join on Tuesday, July 26.
The upcoming season is head coach Brian Daboll's first behind the New York bench. The Giants are counting on him to turn the franchise around, meaning he could potentially cut veterans next month if he thinks it means that he can field a superior team.
Here's a look at three Giants veterans who could be cut during training camp.
Giants Training Camp
1. Davis Webb, QB
Make no mistake about it: Daniel Jones will, once again, be the Giants' starting quarterback this fall. Veteran QB Davis Webb was signed to a futures deal back in February as a potential backup, but that's far from a guarantee today. The Giants went out and added Tyrod Taylor on a two-year, $11 million deal back in March. Considering how much more experience Taylor has, it isn't tough to see how easily he erased Webb from this competition. Hell, the veteran QB may even be able to take over from Jones as the season goes on. Regardless, don't expect Webb to make New York's roster this summer.
2. Darius Slayton, WR
A few years ago, Giants fans had high hopes for Darius Slayton. Unfortunately, the 25-year-old wideout is coming off a disappointing 2021 campaign that saw him finish with 26 receptions on 58 targets (44.8%) for 339 yards and two touchdowns. Assuming that Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney are healthy, there isn't exactly a need for Slayton. He's in the final year of his rookie deal and the Giants can save over $2.5 million by cutting him during training camp.
3. Jarren Williams, DB
Jarren Williams' NFL career hasn't gone the way that he's planned. A combination of injuries and time on the practice squad have held him to just eight games (two starts) over the last two years, recording 19 tackles and a defended pass. While Williams has been a cornerback to begin his pro career, he's decided to switch to safety this season, hoping that it'll help him crack the Giants' roster. His determination is remarkable, but New York already has six safeties under contract, according to Spotrac. Most of these players have more experience at the position than Williams, putting him in an uphill battle that could lead to his dreams being crushed next month.
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