AP source: Giants reach deals with Ward, Slayton, Campbell
The New York Giants have reached agreements to retain wide receiver Darius Slayton and linebacker Jihad Ward, while agreeing to terms with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell a source with knowledge of the deals told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deals haven't been announced.
A second-round pick by Indianapolis in 2019, the oft-injured Campbell had a career year last season, catching 63 passes for 623 yards and three touchdowns. The former Ohio State product played all 17 games for the Colts.
Slayton started slow last season and came through after Sterling Shepard and rookie Wan'Dale Robinson were hurt early and Kenny Golladay struggled.
Slayton started 11 of 16 games and caught 46 passes for 724 yards and two touchdowns. The fifth-round draft pick in 2019 has 170 receptions for 2,554 yards and 15 touchdowns, including eight in his rookie season.
After joining the team as a free agent, Ward played in all 19 games for the Giants. He had three sacks, 13 quarterback hits, seven tackles for losses and two forced fumbles in helping New York to its first playoff berth since 2016. Ward has played in 85 regular-season games with 26 starts for the Raiders, Colts, Ravens, Jaguars, and Giants.
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Tom Canavan, The Associated Press