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Giants sign former first-round pick Corey Coleman to practice squad

The Giants add the wide receiver as they continue shuffling players

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The New York Giants have signed former first-round wide receiver Corey Coleman to their practice squad. The team made the move official late in the afternoon.

Coleman was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns 15 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. At 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, Coleman doesn’t have the size of Cody Latimer — who was placed on the injured reserve earlier this week — but he has blazing 4.3 speed. The Baylor product was raw entering the league, never having run a full route tree. Coleman missed much of his first two seasons with a twice-broken hand which ultimately required surgery. He was traded to the Buffalo Bills in August of this year, and released in final cut-downs. The New England Patriots signed him soon after, only to release him to make room for fellow former Browns’ receiver Josh Gordon.

Coleman had 56 receptions in 19 games over two seasons with the Browns.

In a corresponding roster move, the team has released Kalif Raymond from the practice squad. The team shuffled the back end of their roster earlier this week, which included re-signing Raymond to the practice squad.

With the Giants’ wide receiver depth chart behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard in flux, it might be just a matter of time until we see Coleman on the field with the 53-man roster.