Corey Coleman spent time with four different teams in 2018, but he may have found a steady home for this year. The Giants used an original-round tender on the wide receiver as a restricted free agent, a source confirmed. That lines him up for a non-guaranteed salary of $2.025 million in the 2019 season.
It’s a pretty good value for the Giants, considering Coleman’s pedigree. He’s still free to negotiate with other teams as an RFA, but the Giants will have the option to match any contract offer he receives. That move is highly unlikely, given that they would receive a pick from the original round in which Coleman was selected if he signs elsewhere. In this case, that would be a first-rounder because Coleman initially was selected there by the Browns. This virtually ensures that no other team will try to sign him away and that he will be with the Giants.
The price tag for a first-round tender is $4.407 million, so the Giants essentially get the same protection on Coleman for half the cost.
Coleman was traded by the Browns to the Bills and signed with the Patriots before being picked up by the Giants in midseason. He had five catches for 71 yards in eight games for the Giants and averaged 26 yards on 23 kickoff returns.
Giants sign Rosas. Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas signed his tender as an exclusive-rights free agent on Thursday, the team announced.
The Giants tendered Rosas, center Jon Halapio and fullback Eli Penny on Wednesday. The two other players are expected to sign their tenders at some point before the offseason training program begins in April.
In his two seasons with the Giants, Rosas has been successful on 50 of 58 field-goal attempts, a percentage of .862 that is the second-highest in franchise history by kickers with a minimum of 50 tries. Josh Brown holds the record of .917 (88 of 96 from 2013-16).