Traded to Giants
The Raiders are trading Waller to the Giants in exchange for the 100th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Even if he can't regain his 2019-20 peak form, Waller should be a huge upgrade for a Giants offense that got less than 600 yards out of all its tight ends combined last season. The 30-year-old had only 388 yards in nine games during an injury-riddled 2022, but he topped 60 yards per game in three straight seasons before that and remains one of the NFL's better athletes at tight end. The relatively light trade compensation can at least partially be explained by Waller's contract, which comes with base salaries of at least $10.5 million for each of the next four seasons, though the Raiders have already paid out most of his guarantees. This is excellent news for QB Daniel Jones and a huge blow to the 2023 fantasy prospects of second-year TE Daniel Bellinger. The Raiders, meanwhile, are set to rely on their wide receivers to carry the passing game after reaching terms with Jakobi Meyers earlier Tuesday.
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Staying with Giants
Slayton is re-signing with the Giants on a two-year deal, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports.
Links up with Daboll in NYC
Campbell is signing with the Giants, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Officially re-signs with Giants
Shepard (knee) re-signed with the Giants on a one-year contract Thursday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.
Will develop behind Waller
The Giants remain high on Bellinger, who will be able to develop "at a more normal pace" after the team traded for Darren Waller on Tuesday, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
Expected to be re-signed
The Giants are expected to re-sign Shepard (knee) on Wednesday, when the new league year begins, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Receives franchise tag
The Giants placed their franchise tag on Barkley on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
Gets four-year pact with New York
Jones and the Giants agreed Tuesday on a four-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Set to be tagged if no deal is made
The Giants plan to franchise tag Jones if an extension isn't reached by Tuesday's deadline, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Re-signs with Giants
The Giants re-signed Hodgins to a one-year contract Thursday.
Starts running again
Johnson (Achilles) said Tuesday that he's resumed running on turf and expects to be ready to go for the start of the 2023 season, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.