New York Giants tight end Darren Waller is expected to make his team debut during Sunday night’s 2023 season-opening, Week 1 clash against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium.
The 30-year-old, who was acquired from the Las Vegas Raiders in March, had been listed as questionable throughout the week leading up to the start of the new season with a hamstring issue — a theme of injuries that has been prevalent throughout the pass-catcher’s career as soft-tissue problems have kept him off the field at times.
He was limited to just nine games last season due to a lingering hamstring injury.
When healthy, Waller has been one of the more imposing play-making tight ends in the league. From 2019-2020 he posted 2,341 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns while averaging 98.5 receptions per year.
He’s projected to be an invaluable weapon for Daniel Jones, who was short of reliable targets last season despite emerging as a franchise quarterback, this season. The Giants also drafted Jalin Hyatt, acquired Parris Campbell, and should have second-year talent Wan’Dale Robinson back next week as he recovers from an ACL injury that derailed his rookie season.