‘He is competed…he is completed what we have requested him to do’

Whereas the New York Giants sat high offensive starters like Daniel Jones, Andrew Thomas and Saquon Barkley, extremely paid receiver Kenny Golladay participated within the Snoopy Bowl on Sunday towards the New York Jets.

Coach Brian Daboll famous after the sport that Golladay performed as a result of all wholesome wideouts suited up — Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney and C.J. Board did not play.

On 14 snaps towards Gang Inexperienced, Golladay earned zero catches on one goal. On 51 complete preseason performs over three video games, Golladay netted a grand complete of 1 catch on 4 targets for six yards. That’s not good.

Regardless of the struggles, Daboll refused to talk negatively concerning the veteran.

“He is completed job with what we have requested him to do,” Daboll stated, by way of the group’s official web site. “He is competed. And he is performed a number of spots for us. He is persevering with to be taught our offense. I believe he is completed job of studying it. I do know numbers and catches and all that, I’ve obtained all that, however he is completed what we have requested him to do.”

Golladay signed a four-year, $72 million contract final offseason beneath New York’s earlier basic supervisor, Dave Gettleman. The construction of that deal, which incorporates $17.5 million assured this yr, makes reducing the 28-year-old a nonstarter. And nobody needs to commerce for that contract.

Golladay made his cash in Detroit by being a go-get-it boundary receiver who may win 50-50 balls in tight areas. He was by no means one to achieve vital separation, however Matthew Stafford trusted him to win and offered loads of tight-window alternatives. That is not Jones’ sport, and it is not the kind of offense Daboll needs to run in New York. Golladay additionally hasn’t helped himself with unhealthy drops and inconsistent play.

Given his contract, he’ll be on the Huge Blue roster previous this week’s cuts deadline. However that does not imply Daboll and the brand new workers have to offer him a whole lot of reps as soon as the common season begins.