Kenny Golladay: I feel like everyone should definitely be at workouts

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The Giants added a pair of wide receivers to their roster for the 2021 season and neither one made the kind of positive impact on the team that they hoped to see.

Free agent pickup Kenny Golladay and first-round pick Kadarius Toney have taken different approaches to their second year with the Giants. Golladay is at this week’s voluntary minicamp to work with quarterback Daniel Jones in the offense being installed by new head coach Brian Daboll, but Toney has opted not to work with the team.

Daboll couldn’t criticize Toney for missing the voluntary work, but Golladay may have had his teammate on his mind when answering a question about why he decided to report to the team.

“I guess you could just say that’s how much it means to me,” Golladay said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “Especially coming off last season, I feel like the whole team is just trying to start off on a good note. . . . I feel like everyone should definitely be here.”

Should Toney play well this fall, his minicamp absence and any bad feelings it generated will be afterthoughts. If he doesn’t take that step forward, though, it will be seen as another sign that the Giants misstepped in last year’s draft.

7 responses to “Kenny Golladay: I feel like everyone should definitely be at workouts

  1. It is beyond ridiculous that Toney is not in camp. With all of his health issues? Probably busy working on his brand. Wake up KT!

  2. A second year guy coming off a disappointing rookie year with a new coach and a new offense not attending minicamp is ridiculous . Obviously the work ethic needed to succeed in the NFL just isn’t there as his poor rookie year and this terrible decision demonstrates .

  3. Toney is everything you don’t want in a football player and KG is just the opposite

  4. I’m torn about these voluntary workouts.

    Part of me says why wouldn’t you go? If you’re all in with your team and want to be the best you can be why would you skip this opportunity to improve, both as an individual and a team. Jerry Rice worked his tail off in the off-season and yet I suspect he still went to the voluntary workouts. He was a talented player who worked hard year round. That’s why he was one of the greatest WRs ever.

    On the other hand, I know the season is long and some people may have injuries.

    Still, showing up for voluntary workouts shows that you are dedicated. I wouldn’t be surprised if it makes a difference when it comes to making cuts. If two players are equal and one shows the dedication to go to the voluntary workouts and the other doesn’t, I’d be keeping the one who showed the dedication. If you’re a fringe player, why in the world would you not go?

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