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Giants star TE Darren Waller expect to retire

As the New York Giants move through the offseason, uncertainty lingers regarding star tight end Darren Waller’s NFL future.

However, reports have emerged that there is a growing expectation that the Pro Bowler will retire after he decides by next week’s mandatory minicamp.

The 31-year-old voiced during an Instagram Live last Friday that he would be making a decision in the near future. Waller is coming off his first campaign with the New York Giants, where he posted 52 catches for 552 receiving yards and a touchdown in 12 games played.


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Over the last three seasons, he’s struggled with injuries since posting back-to-back 1,000 receiving-yard campaigns with the Las Vegas Raiders. In 83 career games, he’s notched 350 receptions for 4,124 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

The Giants have moved through the offseason with the expectation that Waller could step away. The team added a tight end in free agency and selected Theo Johnson in the fourth round of this year’s draft.

Waller is in the first year of his three-year, $52 million extension with the Raiders. He is scheduled to make roughly over $14 million in 2024 and has a $7.8 million dead cap hit.


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He is owed $10.25 million for the season and $1.2 million for per-game roster bonuses. By skipping the spring workouts, Waller has already missed out on $200,000 in workout bonuses.

If he decides to retire by next week, the Giants could save $11.9 million on the cap if he becomes a post-June 1 cut.

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