New York Giants cut Corey Coleman, former 1st round pick

The Giants have released WR Corey Coleman in order to make room for three roster claims. Coleman, a former first round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2016, has had a tumultuous career.

Coleman as a rookie signed a four-year, $11.65 million contract with the Cleveland Browns and spent two seasons there where he had 56 receptions and 5 TDs. The Bills would then sign him just before the 2018 season after he expressed frustrations about playing time with Cleveland HC Hue Jackson on HBO’s Hard Knocks and was subsequently released.

After being released again just ten days after signing with Buffalo, the Patriots took a flyer. He spent two weeks on their practice squad and then the Giants picked him up on October 19, 2018. He would be added to the active roster due to lack of depth and played in eight games including a start and totaled 5 receptions for 71 yards.

That impressed the Giants enough to sign him for 2019. Early on in training camp, he torn his ACL and would not see the field that season. Now to this year, after inking a one year deal in March, Coleman played well throughout camp and was slated to be the fifth option on the depth chart and first man up in case of injury.

Now after surviving and making the 53 man roster on Saturday he has been released.

One of the roster claims was a wideout. 25 year old Damion Ratley who will come over after two seasons in Cleveland. This begs the question, why not just see what Coleman has?

I understand talent wins out and the NFL is a cut throat business, but the Giants have spent two whole off-seasons developing Coleman just to release him? When watching Hardknocks he wasn’t a player you felt sorry for but with the Giants he has shown no signs of that behavior. So seemingly without those concerns how, with the talent ceiling he has, is he not a Giant in 2020?

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