Chicago Bears: Saquon Barkley and 3 Giants free agents to pursue

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Chicago Bears, Darius Slayton
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New York Giants free agents the Chicago Bears could pursue: WR Darius Slayton

One player that’s been a mirage for the Giants since joining the team in 2019 is former Auburn standout Darius Slayton. The fifth-round pick came to New York as a guy who could offer the Giants a deep threat with legitimate straight-line speed.

It seemed, though, that despite Slayton connecting with Daniel Jones and having some strong chemistry with the quarterback, he would always end up in the dog house for one reason or another. There have been multiple times where the Giants were rumored to move on from him, but it never happened. Furthermore, Slayton would always come back on as one of Jones’ top targets. He’d continue to flash the talent we saw early on as a rookie.

Slayton wouldn’t come to Chicago as a top option, but more of a third or fourth receiver on the depth chart. However, he’d be great in that role. His skill set screams Justin Fields, who loves throwing the deep ball. Slayton has been an excellent deep ball tracker throughout his career. It’s been mostly small, mental mistakes that have kept him from reaching his ceiling.

In four seasons with the Giants, Slayton has totaled 170 receptions for 2,554 yards and 15 touchdowns. Eight of those scores came in his rookie campaign, where he looked like he could end up being a star for this Giants offense.