Report: Giants interested in trading WR Kadarius Toney

Field Level Media

April 23, 2022 at 3:21 pm.

The Giants have reached out to other teams to gauge their interest in acquiring wide receiver Kadarius Toney, the New York Daily News reported.

Toney, the Giants’ first-round pick in 2021, has opted against participating in the team’s voluntary offseason program this week.

Per the Daily News, the Giants took issue with Toney’s commitment to the team and lack of preparation during an injury-riddled rookie season.

Toney dealt with bouts of COVID-19 as well as injuries to his ankle, hamstring, hand, oblique and shoulder in his first year with the Giants.

New coach Brian Daboll, however, wasn’t willing to overreact publicly to Toney’s absence on Wednesday.

“This is a voluntary camp,” Daboll said at the time. “The guys that are here, we’re going to work with. The guys that aren’t, they’re going to miss out on some things but it’s voluntary for the reason. That’s the nature of the rules. I’ve had good talks with KT.”

Toney, 23, appeared to dismiss the report with a post on his Instagram story Friday night.

“If you believe everything on the internet you (gullible),” Toney wrote.

Toney had 39 catches for 420 yards and zero touchdowns in 10 games last season, with 10 receptions for 189 yards coming in New York’s 44-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 10. He was selected by the Giants with the 20th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Florida.