Corey Coleman

Corey Coleman

Wide Receiver #19
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 194 lb.
Born:July 6, 1994
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 1 (15)
Draft Team:CLE

Corey Coleman: Cut by New York

Coleman was let go by the Giants on Sunday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: The Giants utilized claiming a few players off waviers Sunday, including receiver Damion Ratley, so Coleman was one of the players needed to make room. The 2016 first-round pick was coming off a torn ACL he suffered in Week 17 of the 2018 season but failed to make the roster. He'll likely remain with the team on the practice squad or look for an opportunity elsewhere around the league as a depth receiver.

September 6, 2020 12:22 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Returning to Giants

The Giants re-signed Coleman on Monday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: Coleman's pro career has been star-crossed since he was a first-round pick of the Browns in 2016. Overall, he's appeared in just 27 games to date and last played Week 17 of the 2018 season, the result of a torn ACL at the start of training camp last July. There's room to move up the WR depth chart with the Giants behind the top trio of Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton, but Coleman likely is destined to compete for the No. 1 kick returner job with Slayton and cornerback Corey Ballentine this offseason.

March 23, 2020 11:52 AM EST

Corey Coleman: Interest from multiple teams

Coleman (knee) is expected to have multiple suitors in free agency according to an NFL executive, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: Coleman, a free agent this offseason after tearing his ACL seven months ago, has been medically cleared by doctors and is expected to be a low-risk, high-reward signing for teams in need of depth at wide receiver. The 2016 first-round pick likely won't warrant more than a minimum-level contract given his injury history and relative lack of consistent success, but Coleman's combination of speed and youth (just 25 years old) will likely be enough to temp a NFL team in the near future.

March 14, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Resumes running in rehab

Coleman (knee) has resumed running and is participating in rehab activities, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coleman is rehabbing a torn ACL suffered during training camp in July. It's encouraging to see the 2016 first-round pick, who is set to become a free agent this offseason, having already progressed enough in his recovery to resume running. Coleman is working to return to full health in time for the 2020 season.

December 15, 2019 10:02 AM EST

Corey Coleman: Placed on injured reserve

The Giants placed Coleman (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Coleman tore his ACL during training camp practice earlier this week, and now lands on season-ending IR. With Sterling Shepard (thumb) battling injury and Golden Tate (suspension) appealing a four-game ban, Coleman's absence is a legitimate blow to New York's receiving corps. The 2016 first-round pick will turn his attention towards getting fully healthy for 2020.

July 27, 2019 11:08 AM EST

Corey Coleman: Tears ACL

Coleman suffered a torn ACL during Thursday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Fellow Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a broken thumb during the same session, leaving the team with shaky wideout depth after just two days of practice. With Coleman now set to miss the entire season, the competition for the No. 3 receiver job is whittled down to Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, Darius Slayton (hamstring) and Russell Shepard. The Giants surely will take a look at the free-agent market and also may place some calls about trades.

July 26, 2019 8:23 AM EST

Corey Coleman: May get No. 3 job

Coleman should have an opportunity to compete for the No. 3 job at wide receiver, Ralph Vacchiano of Sportsnet New York reports.

Analysis: Despite catching just five passes in eight games for the Giants last season, Coleman was tendered for $2.025 million as a restricted free agent in March. The decision hints at some degree of belief in the 24-year-old wideout, though it may be a matter of theoretical upside and special teams contributions rather than any expectation of pass-catching productivity. Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate are locked in as the Giants' top wide receivers, but neither can replace Odell Beckham as a downfield threat. Coleman obviously can't either, but he at least has similar traits to take the top off a defense if he can stay healthy and earn regular snaps. With no indication his Week 17 foot injury was serious, the 2016 first-round pick should head into the offseason program competing against Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler, with the potential for a rookie or two to join the mix come May.

April 2, 2019 1:47 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Receives tender from Giants

Coleman (foot) received a restricted free agent tender from the Giants on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: New York reportedly utilized an original round tender which is worth $2.025 million non-guaranteed, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, after Coleman caught five of eight targets for 71 yards and recorded 598 return yards on kickoffs over eight games with the team. The 24-year-old performed well in a limited role, so the move makes sense for the Giants as they would receive a first-round pick should another team sign him. Given the compensation required, Coleman should remain in New York for 2019.

March 6, 2019 6:29 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Contributes as return man

Coleman caught five of eight targets for 71 yards across eight games with the Giants in 2018. He also recorded 598 yards returning kicks and 19 yards returning punts.

Analysis: Coleman did most of his damage as the Giants' top return man, averaging 26.0 yards on 23 kick returns, but did look solid when called upon as a depth receiver. He also carried the ball once for five yards. The 2016 first-round pick began what was a tumultuous 2018 season by being traded to the Bills, then had two stints on New England's practice squad without cracking the active roster, and finally carved out a role in New York on Oct. 25. It seems unlikely that Coleman will live up to his draft capital any time soon, but he managed to showcase some explosiveness in the regular season and is worth keeping an eye on. Coleman is set to become a free agent this offseason.

January 18, 2019 2:41 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Picks up foot injury in finale

Coleman underwent an MRI on the foot injury he suffered during Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Cowboys, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Coleman took a long and winding road from Cleveland to New York in 2018. First, the Browns dealt him to the Bills on Aug. 5, but he didn't do enough to earn a spot on the latter's 53-man roster. He followed that up with two stints on the Patriots' practice squad in September and one week on the Giants' practice squad in October before being promoted Oct. 25. From that point through the end of the year, he was active for the final eight games, gathering in five of eight passes for 71 yards, logging one carry for five yards, averaging 26.0 yards on 23 kick returns, and returning one punt for 19 yards. In the offseason, Coleman will be a restricted free agent, meaning the Giants can match any offer that he receives, barring a physical.

December 31, 2018 3:52 PM EST

Corey Coleman: One reception Sunday

Coleman recorded one reception for eight yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Coleman plays a larger role on kick returns than he does on offense, as he racked up 91 return yards Sunday. However, with Russell Shepard (ankle) and Odell Beckham (quad) battling injuries, there's a chance Coleman could see expanded reps on offense Sunday in Indianapolis.

December 17, 2018 9:03 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Sees increased role in win

Coleman caught both his targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 40-16 win over Washington.

Analysis: Coleman played more offensive snaps (42) during Sunday's win than in his previous three games in New York. The 24-year-old's increased workload came with Odell Beckham (quadriceps) sidelined. Coleman looked good as a deep threat, averaging 21.5 yards per reception, but with Beckham likely to return against the Titans in Week 15 it's difficult to imagine a scenario in which Coleman attains fantasy relevance this season.

December 11, 2018 8:16 AM EST

Corey Coleman: Effective as kick returner Week 12

Coleman served as the Giants' top kick returner and caught his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 38-35 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Coleman returned five kicks for 134 yards. The third-year pro showcased some of the athleticism that made him the first receiver off the board in the 2016 NFL Draft during one 40-yard kick return, his longest of Week 12. The former first-round pick still has yet to receive more than one target during a single game in New York's offense, but could earn a stable role as the team's No. 3 wideout if he's able to continue showing well.

November 19, 2018 1:41 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Serves as No. 3 wideout and kick returner

Coleman had a strong game as the team's kick returner and also caught his only target for 11 yards against the 49ers on Monday night.

Analysis: He's buried behind Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley in the offense, but Coleman was the first receiver taken in the 2016 draft, so it's worth keeping an eye on him should the Giants ever have a real quarterback to power the offense.

November 13, 2018 1:33 AM EST

Corey Coleman: Officially signs with Giants

Coleman was signed to the Giants active roster Thursday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Following his release from New England, Coleman worked out with the Buccaneers and Jets before eventually becoming a member of the Giants practice squad. He'll now join his fourth active roster in a span of less than three months, taking the roster spot of Damon Harrison, who was traded to Detroit on Wednesday. It will remain an uphill battle to become fantasy-relevant with the likes of Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard on the New York roster, but Coleman may get his first chance if given an active status Week 8 against Washington.

October 25, 2018 6:21 AM EST

Corey Coleman: Latches on with Giants' practice squad

The Giants signed Coleman to their practice squad Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Coleman's addition comes after he apparently impressed team brass during a workout Wednesday. While he won't be included on the Giants' 53-man roster, Coleman could eventually push for a depth role in the New York receiving corps -- if he isn't scooped up by another team -- once he gets acclimated with coach Pat Shurmur's offensive system. Coleman's most recent stint came with New England in September, but he was waived without ever suiting up in a game.

October 18, 2018 8:57 AM EST

Corey Coleman: Works out with Giants

Coleman worked out with the Giants on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Coleman has been evaluated by the occupants of MetLife Stadium this week, both of which have injuries dotting their receiving corps. He is practice-squad eligible, meaning an organization can ink him for a much lower cost and see if he can acclimate to the offensive system. Whether or not he lands on a 53-man roster remains to be seen, but Coleman has yet to log an offensive snap this season.

October 17, 2018 1:46 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Has workout with Jets

Coleman is scheduled for a workout with the Jets on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It's been a precipitous fall for the 2016 first-round pick of the Browns. Over the last two and a half months, Coleman was traded to Buffalo, waived at the end of the preseason, signed with the Patriots, waived again, became a member of New England's practice squad, and eventually jettisoned for good by the Pats on Sept. 29. The Jets have a banged-up receiving corps at the moment -- Quincy Enunwa has a high-ankle sprain, Terrelle Pryor pulled his groin Sunday, and Charone Peake has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury -- but Coleman has competition in the form of Rishard Matthews for a potential roster spot.

October 16, 2018 10:17 AM EST

Corey Coleman: Works out for Bucs

Coleman worked out for Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Though Coleman was in Tampa Bay for a workout, it isn't clear if a deal was reached, as the former first-round draft pick continues to look for another chance in the NFL after flaming out in Cleveland. Coleman also spent time with the Patriots this season.

October 9, 2018 5:24 PM EST

Corey Coleman: Released by Patriots

Coleman was released from the Patriots' practice squad Saturday, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

Analysis: Coleman has now been cut three times in a little over a month, which could make it tough for the former first-round selection to find a new home. However, he does have upside and could find his way on to another team's practice squad in need of wideout depth.

September 29, 2018 3:10 PM EST

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