The Giants could be in the market to upgrade their secondary this offseason. Lions cornerback Darius Slay was placed on the trade block recently, according to reports on Monday.
Could the Giants be a suitor to land him via trade?
It could be costly both in trade assets and against the salary cap.
According to a report from The Athletic in Denver, the asking price could be a high draft pick in second or third-round territory. The Broncos are another team that could be in the market for secondary help. In addition, the asking price via a contract for the 29-year-old is around $15 million per season.
Interestingly enough, Slay responded to a fan on Twitter last week and said an extension in the $15-16 million range would be too “low.” Regardless if he takes that deal or something more, it’d be a large contract to hand out for the Giants or any team. Big Blue is entering the offseason with near $61.3 million in salary cap space, the seventh-most in the NFL.
Slay had 13 passes defended with 46 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery over 14 games in 2019. Slay is a former All-Pro defensive back (2017) is the fifth-best cornerback since 2014 in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. PFF also tabbed the Giants as the third-worst secondary in the NFL last season. The Giants’ secondary allowed the fifth-most yards per game last season, 264.1, as well.