June 22, 2024

Giants reportedly expecting standout TE to retire

Giants tight finish Darren Waller didn’t have the 2023 season he imagined after struggling a hamstring damage in Week 8 that nagged him the remainder of the 12 months. 

He has been considering retirement all offseason, and it appears he’s nearing his resolution.

According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Waller is probably going to decide by subsequent week’s necessary minicamp about his enjoying future, and other people in and across the group expect that he is going to retire.

Waller supported that concept when he mentioned a call was coming very quickly throughout an Instagram Live on Friday.

His anticipated resolution to retire hasn’t caught New York off guard, nonetheless. The group has been getting ready all offseason for the situation during which Waller calls it a profession.

The Giants signed tight finish Jack Stoll in free company and chosen tight finish Theo Johnson within the fourth-round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Stoll and Johnson are becoming a member of 2022 fourth-round tight finish Daniel Bellinger within the room.

The 31-year-old Waller may nonetheless change has thoughts, as he has reportedly gone forwards and backwards on the choice, however “it would be a pleasant surprise” to New York if he selected to return for his tenth season within the NFL, per Raanan.

Waller has been specializing in his music, releasing a brand new tune final week, and has been questioning his “commitment level” to soccer, he informed The Athletic.

The Giants would acquire $11.9M in cap financial savings this 12 months if he have been a post-June 1 minimize, which might be useful as they’ve simply $1.095M in cap area, per Over The Cap.

Waller has handled accidents all through his profession, however there is not any arguing he is been one of many league’s prime tight ends when wholesome. He registered 1,000 yards in the one two seasons he appeared in additional than 12 video games. 

If he does formally hold up his cleats within the coming days, he can have completed his profession with 350 catches for 4,124 yards and 20 touchdowns.