Speedy wide receiver/kick returner Corey Coleman is getting another chance with the New York Giants. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan.
Coleman, 26 in July, missed all of last season after suffering a torn ACL on the first day of training camp.
Coleman joined the Giants midway through a 2018 season that saw him traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Buffalo Bills, then cut by the Bills and New England Patriots. He played in eight games and caught just five passes, but had an impact as a kickoff returner.
He averaged 26.0 yards on 23 kickoff returns in 2018. He was expected to handle that job again last season. He also returned one punt for 19 yards, and was likely to compete to be the primary punt returner. He could compete to be the primary returner in both capacities for the 2020 season.
As a receiver, Coleman joins Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate. Former Giants wide receiver Russell Shepard recently said via Instagram that he won’t be back with the Giants. Coleman’s return likely means Cody Latimer will also be moving on after two seasons with the team.
A 2016 first-round pick by the Browns (15th overall), Coleman has never lived up that lofty draft spot. He has 61 catches in 27 career games.