Giants Cut WR Corey Coleman

Another former first-round pick is getting cut loose. The Giants gave receiver Corey Coleman the axe today to make room for some of their waiver claims, the team announced.

Coleman has had a tough time in the pros since the Browns drafted him 15th overall in 2016. Injuries and clashes with the coaching staff caused Coleman to fall out of favor in Cleveland, and he was dealt to Buffalo after just two seasons. The Bills quickly cut him, and after spending some time on New England’s practice squad he found a home in New York.

He spent the back half of 2018 as the Giants’ kick returner, and was looking to compete for a real receiving role in camp last year. Unfortunately he went down with a torn ACL and missed the entire 2019 campaign. He made the initial 53 this time around but that lasted only about a day.

Giants beat reporters were pretty surprised by this move, as Coleman had been expected to be the kick returner yet again. Still only 26 Coleman figures to be a prime candidate for the practice squad, but his draft status no longer carries too much weight and he’s running out of chances.

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5 comments on “Giants Cut WR Corey Coleman

  1. nentwigs

    Another First Round WR Bust !!
    For further information refer to:
    Laquon Treadwell
    Josh Dotson (Nissan)
    and a host of others……

    • bravesfan88
      bravesfan88

      Yep, dont forget the unfortunate story of the young man the 49ers just signed to their PS, Kevin White..

      I dont see this year’s 1st rounders from the 2020 WR draft class having the same problems.. With Jeudy, Lamb, Reager, Ruggs III, and Jefferson the only real issue I could see derailing any of their careers is staying healthy..If they can stay healthy, all these guys should put up solid numbers for their respective teams..

      The one position in the 1st Round that I could see having a few busts is from the CB spot..That wouldn’t surprise me whatsoever. I think a few teams reached to grab a CB, and it might end up costing them..

    • crosseyedlemon

      Too many of these WRs don’t take conditioning serious enough in college and then when they reach the pros they aren’t prepared for the physical beatings they receive.

  2. RockHauler

    Shocked! By every account Coleman was having a great camp, regularly taking the top off of DB’s in practice and showing speed and good route running. He’s on a cheap one year contract so must have been something in attitude or something.

  3. linc_case

    We’ll see. Clearly Judge wants his guys and has specific criteria as to what qualities his guys must possess. Halapio is a good example. He was a Shurmur guy, but clearly not a Judge guy.

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