Giants looking to trade 2021 1st-rounder Toney

Posted: 22/04/2022 in NFL
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The New York Giants are looking to trade wide receiver Kadarius Toney one year after drafting him in the first round, sources told Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

Toney reportedly didn’t show up for the beginning of the Giants’ offseason program, raising questions about where he and the franchise stand with one another. While the first set of team workouts are voluntary, second-year players rarely skip them.

The Giants drafted Toney 20th overall last year, grabbing him after trading down nine spots from No. 11. The Florida product began his NFL career in a peculiar fashion, leaving his first practice with foot problems while wearing the wrong-sized cleats.

Toney encountered several other obstacles in 2021, missing time with injuries to his hamstring, ankle, thumb, quad, oblique, and shoulder. He also tested positive for COVID-19 twice and got ejected from an October game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The 23-year-old drew questions about his commitment level last year because of the frequent injuries, a lack of playbook study, and poor meeting behavior, according to Leonard.

Toney posted 39 receptions for 420 yards over 10 appearances last campaign. He had 10 catches for 189 yards versus the Cowboys prior to his ejection, flashing the physical upside that led New York to draft him in the opening round.

The Giants installed a new regime after going 4-13 in 2021, hiring general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll from the Buffalo Bills to lead the franchise.

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