The Giants signed Indianapolis Colts free agent vast receiver Parris Campbell on Thursday to a one-year contract price as much as $6.7 million on Thursday, sources advised the Daily News.
It’s a $4.7 million contract that features a $3 million base quantity and $1.7 million in per recreation roster bonuses, plus $2 million extra accessible in incentives, sources stated.
GM Joe Schoen additionally re-signed two key gamers from final season’s playoff crew: vast receiver Darius Slayton and edge rusher Jihad Ward.
Slayton, final season’s main Giants receiver, obtained a reported two-year, $12 million contract price as much as $16.5 million. Ward, who was the lifetime of final season’s locker room, is again on a one-year contract, a supply stated.
Campbell, a former second-round draft decide from Ohio State, is a speedy and versatile wideout who can play each inside and outside in Brian Daboll’s offense.
He is coming off a career-best season with 63 catches for 623 yards and three touchdowns.
“Fast, physical guy and a great leader,” new Giants linebacker Bobby Okereke stated Thursday of Campbell, his former Colts teammate. “He’s always had elite speed.”
Campbell’s and Slayton’s signings observe the Giants’ Tuesday commerce for Raiders tight finish Darren Waller to improve Daniel Jones’ weapons within the cross recreation, together with the depth signing of former Jets vast receiver Jeff Smith, who performs gunner on punt protection.
And Schoen might not be accomplished.
Odell Beckham Jr. remains to be a free agent, and the Daily News hears the Giants are nonetheless within the combine there, too — though OBJ has a number of suitors, together with soon-to-be Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
A Giants reunion wouldn’t be possible along with his reported $15-20 million wage ask, both. It must occur extra creatively to suit beneath the crew’s wage cap. So whereas it’s unlikely, with suitors just like the Cowboys, Bills, Chiefs, Ravens and Jets in play, it’s not unimaginable.
Campbell has an damage historical past. He performed in solely 15 of a potential 49 video games his first three NFL seasons. But he stayed on the sphere final season and performed all 17.
That explains the construction of this prove-it contract that pays him actual cash and offers him an opportunity to earn much more.
Campbell will earn a minimal of $3 million with a $1.5 million signing bonus, a $1.4 million assured wage and a $100,000 exercise bonus.
Then he can earn as much as $1.7 million extra in per recreation roster bonuses ($100,000 per recreation). That’s the cash that accounts for his $4.7 million wage cap hit.
Plus, Campbell has an opportunity to make as much as $2 million extra in incentives.
The incentives embody $200,000 every for 4, six and eight receiving TDs; 55, 65 and 75 receptions; and 700, 800 and 900 receiving yards. He’ll get one other $100,000 if he leads the Giants in both receptions, receiving yards or receiving TDs, too.
He dabbled in kick returns as a Colts rookie in 2019, in order that’s additionally one thing to remember.
The roster construct will proceed because the Giants’ employees excursions school professional days and the entrance workplace prepares for top-30 April prospect visits and the NFL Draft.