Giants lose WR Coleman to torn ACL

Field Level Media

July 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

The New York Giants lost not one, but two, receivers in their first full practice of training camp on Thursday.

It was widely reported Thursday that receiver Sterling Shepard fractured his left thumb, but on Friday the team announced that former first-round draft pick Corey Coleman suffered a torn ACL in the same practice.

With a depleted depth chart, the team scheduled a workout with free agent Kelvin Benjamin on Saturday. Benjamin was drafted by the Panthers when general manager Dave Gettleman was also with the Carolina franchise.

“We’re going to do something,” Gettleman said.

One thing Gettleman isn’t going to do is talk about departed wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

“Odell Beckham plays for the Cleveland Browns now. We’re moving on,” Gettleman said. “Wish him the best.”

As a reporter tried to ask another question, Gettleman interrupted: “No more Odell questions.”

In the wake of Beckham’s departure, Coleman was expected to be a bigger part of the offense this season. Coleman played eight games for the Giants in 2018, making five catches for 71 yards.

The Browns selected Coleman with the 15th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and traded him to Buffalo on Aug. 5, 2018, for a 2020 seventh-round draft pick. He was released less than a month later.

Coleman, 25, then signed with New England but was released after less than a week; the Patriots later re-signed him to the practice squad. He was released nine days later when they acquired another former Browns receiver in Josh Gordon.

In 27 NFL career games, Coleman has 61 receptions for 789 yards and five touchdowns.

In three seasons at Baylor, Coleman caught 173 passes for 3,009 yards and 33 touchdowns.