With wide receiver Victor Cruz out indefinitely with a calf injury, the New York Giants are back to the drawing board in their search for a reliable and active slot receiver. On Tuesday, the Giants worked out free agent Wes Welker, and head coach Tom Coughlin came away impressed with what he saw from the veteran wide receiver.
"We brought him in, worked him out, he was healthy and he worked out well for us," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said to reporters, per Jordan Raanan of True Jersey.
According to Raanan, Coughlin also added that Welker looked "very quick, very active."
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The Giants have struggled to find an answer in the slot in 2015. Preston Parker opened the year as the starting slot man, but after five drops in two games, he was released. Dwayne Harris has taken over as the No. 3, but in his first start, he had minimal involvement in passing game.
Welker battled through concussions in 2014, and he finished with just 464 yards receiving and two touchdowns on 46 receptions. In 2013, however, Welker was an excellent option in the slot where he racked up 778 yards and 10 touchdowns on 73 receptions.
The 34-year old fomer undrafted free agent has not received much interest elsewhere around the league and there have been no reports that a contract with the Giants is imminent. The Giants will likely wait on the results of Cruz's MRI on his calf. Another game will also give the team the opportunity to see what they've got in Harris as the slot receiver.