New York Giants Wide receiver Darius Slayton is defending another teammate this week after a social media user inadvertently disparaged quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Slayton defended Taylor in a tweet Tuesday after a user pointed to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts when comparing Hurts to the former Los Angeles Chargers signal caller.
«What we are NOT going to do is act like Ty is a bum,» Slayton tweeted.
«The only reason it’s currently not a nfl starter It’s because some idiot stabbed him in the lung.»
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Before a Week 2 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, a team doctor punctured Taylor’s lung while trying to administer a pain-relieving injection to broken ribs, an injury sustained during the Chargers’ season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Cincinnati Bengals in 2020.
The injury paved the way for the rookie justin herbert to eventually take over as the starter while Taylor sat out the rest of the season.
ESPN reported in September that Taylor had sued the team doctor for medical malpractice.
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Taylor signed a one-year contract to join the houston texans in 2021, but was quickly replaced by Davis Mills after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 2.
In March 2022, he signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Giants.
Slayton’s tweet defending Taylor follows his defense of the star running back saquon barkleywho failed to reach a long-term deal before Monday’s franchise tag extension deadline.
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«This is like not buying YOUR wife a wedding ring because 31 other men decided YOUR wife wasn’t worth it,» the wide receiver said in response to questions about why the Giants would invest in running back when other teams They do not do it.
Barkley had his best year yet in 2022. It marked the first time he had played at least 16 games in a season since his rookie year. He rushed for 1,312 yards with 10 touchdowns. He also had 57 receptions for 338 yards. He was a Pro Bowler for the second time in his career.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.