EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants and wide receiver Corey Coleman have reached an agreement on a one-year contract, according to a report by Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
Coleman, a 5-11, 185-pounder, is entering his fifth NFL season and third with the Giants. He missed the entire 2019 season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the first full-squad training camp practice on July 25. Coleman was placed on injured reserve two days later.
A 2016 first-round draft choice by the Cleveland Browns, Coleman joined the Giants' practice squad on Oct. 18, 2018 and was signed to the active roster one week later. He played in eight games with one start - Dec. 23 at Indianapolis – and caught five passes for 71 yards, with a long reception of 30 yards. Coleman also led the 2018 Giants with 23 kickoff returns for 598 yards (26.0-yard avg), with a long of 51 yards and had one punt return for 19 yards.
Coleman has played in 27 regular-season games with 19 starts for the Browns and the Giants. His career totals include 61 catches for 789 yards (12.9-yard avg.) and five touchdowns. Coleman also has three rushing attempts for 15 yards, 23 kickoff returns for 589 yards (26.0-yard avg.) and two punt returns for 19 yards.
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Cleveland selected the former Baylor star with the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
As a rookie, he started all 10 games in which he played and had 33 catches for 413 yards and three touchdowns. The latter figure was tied for sixth among NFL rookies. Coleman missed six games after breaking his hand during practice leading into Week 3. In his second NFL game, Coleman recorded five catches for a career-high 104 yards and two touchdowns vs. Baltimore, a performance that earned him the NFL's Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award.
In 2017, Coleman played in nine games with eight starts and finished with 23 catches for 305 yards and two touchdowns. He suffered a fractured metacarpal in his right hand in Week 2 and was on injured reserve from Sept. 18 to Nov. 6. In his first game back, he had a career-high six receptions for 80 yards vs. Jacksonville on Nov. 19.
Coleman, 25, was traded to the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 5, 2018 but was released on Sept. 1. He did brief stints on the New England Patriots' active roster and then practice squad before joining the Giants.
At Baylor, the speedy Coleman played in 35 games with 28 starts and caught 173 passes for 3,009 yards and 33 touchdowns while also rushing for 164 yards and one score. He was named the 2015 Biletnikoff Winner as the top wide receiver in college football and earned All-America and first-team All-Big 12 honors in both 2014 and 2015.