3 New York Giants players the Detroit Lions could trade for before the deadline

The New York Giants are lined up to be a clear-cut trade deadline seller, and these players could be on the Detroit Lions' radar.
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2. WR Darius Slayton

Among Giants' wide receivers Sterling Shepard, with no role (one snap in Week 6) and his cheap expiring contract, stands out as a more obvious trade candidate if there were to be anyone interested in him. But anyone in that wide receiver cluster who the current regime didn't draft (so anyone but Wan'Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt) could be in play to be moved. While he signed a two-year in the offseason, Slayton is on that possible radar.

Slayton has 17 catches for 236 yards without a touchdown so far this season. He is coming off his season-high for yardage in Week 6 though (69, on four catches and six targets from Tyrod Taylor), and he has topped 60 yards twice this season. After an eight-touchdown rookie season in 2019 and 50 catches for over 750 yards in his second season, the next step has never come for him. At this point the next step never will come while he's in a Giants' uniform, and he's still just 26 years old.

The Giants won't get a lot of Slayton if they are willing to trade him, so on the flip side it won't take much to get him. But he could sure use a change of scenery (certainly overdue), and the Lions could have some interest here.