Giants veteran wideout could be a casualty of final roster cuts

East Rutherford, NJ -- June 11, 2024 -- Wide receiver, Allen Robinson at the NY Giants Mandatory Minicamp at their practice facility in East Rutherford, NJ.
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Allen Robinson is looking forward to pitching in for the New York Giants in 2024, but he may not be able to achieve that goal.

The Athletic’s Dan Duggan (via The New York Times) formulated a roster projection for the Giants ahead of this summer’s offseason activities (h/t Last Word on Sports via Yardbarker).

Allen Robinson has a stacked Giants WR depth chart to triumph over for snaps in 2024

Allen Robinson, Giants
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Robinson is in the midst of a loaded wide receiver unit including Malik Nabers, Wan’Dale Robinson, Darius Slayton, Jalin Hyatt, and Isaiah Hodgins. Nabers, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, is expected to be the Giants’ WR1 for next year.

Opposite Nabers, Wan’Dale Robinson impressed in the spring while showing potential to elevate his play off of the support of his exceptional 76.1 percent career catch percentage. Slayton, New York’s leading receiver last year, is back with the team and equipped to continue off of his career-high 770 receiving yards from 2023. The Giants are also looking forward to Hyatt taking the next step from his astounding 16.2 REC yards per reception in his rookie outing as their best deep-ball threat.

There may not be room for Robinson in New York once the roster is finalized

November 5, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson (17) is congratulated by wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins (18) and wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) for scoring a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the fourth quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Robinson no longer has the big-play potential (8.2 yards per reception) to contend with Hyatt for snaps, nor the weekly output (16.5 yards per game) to give Slayton a run for the money he held out for. His best calling card is his 69.4 percent catch percentage from a year ago, and his veteran experience as a former premier wideout in the league.

No matter, the Michigan native’s days in New York may be numbered. The Giants are reportedly leaning toward Hodgins as their WR4, further pushing the notion that their situation may not be optimal for the Penn State product to thrive in.

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