The Giants are taking a flyer on former first-round pick Corey Coleman.
The wide receiver was signed to the team’s practice squad on Thursday after spending time with three other teams – two of them for less than a week – already this season. In August the Browns traded Coleman to the Bills for a seventh-round pick (a move that he requested, as was shown on the docuseries “Hard Knocks”). He was released by Buffalo six days later. In early September he was signed by the Patriots and on their active roster for six days but inactive for their Week 2 game against the Jaguars. The Patriots released him when they acquired Josh Gordon but brought him back to their practice squad. He was released from there on Sept. 29.
Coleman was selected 15th overall by the Browns in 2016 out of Baylor. In 19 games with Cleveland he had 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns.
The Giants may need him on their active roster soon. They placed their No. 3 receiver, Cody Latimer, on injured reserve with a hamstring injury earlier this week and Russell Shepard was limited in practice on Thursday while dealing with a neck injury. Rookie Jawill Davis and recently signed Bennie Fowler are the only two backup receivers on the 53-man roster.
To make room for Coleman the Giants released kick returner Kalif Raymond from the practice squad.