EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — When it rains, it pours. One day after Sterling Shepard suffered a broken thumb, the New York Giants have announced that fellow wide receiver Corey Coleman has suffered a torn ACL.
Rookie wide receiver Darius Slayton also missed Thursday’s practice due to a hamstring injury. Slayton, per Pat Shurmur, is not ready to practice. Undrafted free agent wide receiver Alex Wesley is on the PUP list.
GM Dave Gettleman said Friday that the Giants will hold a wide receiver workout on Saturday and likely make a roster move after that.
Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, drafted by Gettleman, is expected at the workout. So, too, is former Northwestern receiver Flynn Nagel.
Others I’ve been told to watch for include Bruce Ellington, Justin Hunter, Zach Pascal and former Rutgers receiver Leonte Caroo.
Shurmur said Coleman's injury occurred Thursday.
“After hearing the news on Corey, definitely a bit deflated,” said first-year Giant Golden Tate. “Corey had a great offseason, worked hard on his craft, and we saw huge jumps from him. So for him, (and for) something like that to happen, definitely can’t help but deflate you a little bit. We all see him as a brother, so it’s tough to see that.”
With Shepard, Coleman and Darius Slayton (hamstring) out, Shurmur indicated the Giants will have to add to the roster.
Shurmur said he is "not concerned" about Shepard missing regular season time.
"He'll be back soon," Shurmur said.