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Giants WR Train Wrecks: Coleman tears ACL; Shepard fractures thumb; Tate suspended

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Tough break.  He's had a disappointing career since being taken in the 1st by the Browns in 2016, and now this happens. 

With Sterling Shepard also fracturing his thumb today, it'll just be Golden Tate and a bunch of question marks  at WR for the Giants for the rest of camp and preseason until Shepard returns. 

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001037255/article/giants-corey-coleman-tears-acl-in-practice-thursday

Giants' Corey Coleman tears ACL in practice Thursday

 
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  • By Jeremy Bergman
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Two days into New York Giants camp, two wide receivers out with injuries.

On the same day that starting receiver Sterling Shepard fractured his thumb, potential No. 3 wideout Corey Coleman tore his ACL, the team announced.

Coleman, a 2016 first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, ended last season with the Giants after a whirlwind 2018 campaign. Cleveland traded the disappointing pick to the Buffalo Bills in August, who waived him shortly after. Coleman then spent a month with the New England Patriots before the Giants picked him up on their practice squad.

In eight games with Big Blue, Coleman started just once and racked up five catches on eight targets for 71 yards. The receiver was also New York's top kick returner down the stretch, returning 23 kicks for 598 yards.

Coleman was thought to be a potential fixture in three-receiver sets for New York in 2019 after the Giants retooled their wide receiving corps to fit their post-OBJ reality. But now he is most likely lost for the year.

Add onto Coleman's demise Shepard's fractured thumb, and New York's starting receivers against the reigning division champion Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 could be free-agent acquisition Golden Tate, Cody Latimer and ... rookie Darius Slayton and/or Russell Shepard. (Though Giants coach Pat Shurmur did tell reporters Friday that Shepard's injury did not require surgery and that he is confident Shepard will play in the season opener.)

In a critical season for Shurmur, aging quarterback Eli Manning and especially general manager Dave Gettleman, who made the controversial decision to trade all-world receiver Odell Beckham this offseason after signing him to a long-term deal, Giants training camp could not have gotten off to a worse start, at least on the injury front.

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Oh great, another thread potentially being derailed by Mister Tinfoil. 

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Hypothetical:  If the Giants offered a 2nd + 5th rounder for Robby Anderson today, do you take it?

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1 hour ago, slimjasi said:

No. 

We can’t trade away Darnold’s best WR without having an immediate way to replace him.  

Le'Veon Bell is Darnold's best WR. 

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1 hour ago, Peace Frog said:

Nope. 

I want to win games this year. Draft picks don’t help this year.  

 

By that logic no team would ever trade players for picks, ever.  Except perhaps on draft day. 

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35 minutes ago, slimjasi said:

No, Bell is his best overall receiving option, not his best WR. Those are two different things. You still need weapons who Darnold can consistently the ball to down the field.

Anderson is a homegrown talent who has a year with Darnold under his belt and seemed to be develop some nice chemistry with him during the second half of last season. Trading him doesn't make any sense to me unless we are immediately bringing back a comparable WR 

 

Crowder's injury adds another reason not to trade Robbie for less than a 1st round pick. 

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