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Darius Slayton agrees to pay cut with Giants

Mike Florio and Chris Simms look ahead to the Week 1 matchup between the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans, and agree that despite the major offseason changes in New York, the Titans have an upper hand.

Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton was excused from practice on Tuesday and that led to speculation that he might be on his way off the roster because linebacker Blake Martinez was released after being excused from a workout last week.

Slayton isn’t moving on just yet, however. Tom Rock of Newsday reports that Slayton will be back on the field on Wednesday after he agreed to a pay cut that allows him to keep his roster spot.

Slayton was set to make a base salary of $2.54 million, but he will now make the league minimum of $965,000 for a player of his experience. He will have a chance to earn back some of that money through incentives, but there will likely need to be a significant change to the depth chart for him to have a strong chance of reaching them.

The Giants currently list Slayton as their seventh wideout behind players like David Sills V and Richie James, so it would seem to be far from a sure thing that Slayton’s going to be active for the season opener against the Titans or any other games.