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NEW YORK GIANTS

WR Corey Coleman gets fresh start with new team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.

The newest member of the New York Giants, former first-round pick and wide receiver Corey Coleman, doesn’t want to dwell on his past.

“I don’t want to talk about all that,” Coleman said. “I’ve left that all behind.”

The 24-year-old Coleman was promoted to the Giants’ 53-man roster Thursday after former All-Pro defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison was officially traded to the Detroit Lions for a fifth-round draft pick. Coleman was promoted to take Harrison’s spot on the roster.

“This organization wanted me and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here,” Coleman said before the Giants practiced before hosting the Washington Redskins on Sunday. “I just want to contribute in some way. I think this organization fits me well.”

Coleman has had a bumpy ride so far this season.

During training camp in August, the former Cleveland Browns’ first-round selection out of Baylor (No. 15 overall) in the 2016 draft was unhappy with the way he was being used by Browns coach Hue Jackson and expressed his displeasure to Jackson and Browns general manager John Dorsey.

The conversation between Coleman, Jackson and Dorsey was highlighted on the HBO series “Hard Knocks”. Days after meeting with Jackson and Dorsey, Coleman was traded to the Buffalo Bills for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2020 draft.

Coleman’s tenure with the Bills was extremely brief. He lasted just two weeks and didn’t make it to the final cuts by the Bills and was released Sept. 1.

Ten days later, Coleman was signed by the New England Patriots, but his time with the Patriots was also brief. He was released Sept. 17 after the Patriots traded to get Coleman’s former Browns teammate Josh Gordon.

Three days later, Coleman was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad and nine days after that, Coleman was released.

DETROIT LIONS

DT Damon Harrison acquired from Giants

ALLEN PARK, Mich.

Damon Harrison took the field Thursday for his new team, where he will be asked to help solve the defensive woes against the run for the Detroit Lions.

The trade for the defensive tackle was announced Thursday by the teams. Detroit will send a draft pick to the New York Giants.

Just as in New York, Harrison wore his No. 98 with the Lions on Thursday, practicing on the same field as he did during a joint Lions and Giants session in August.

BUFFALO BILLS

RB LeSean McCoy limited in return from concussion

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is returning to practice on a limited basis Thursday as he makes his way back from a concussion.

McCoy suffered the injury early in Buffalo’s 37-5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. On Buffalo’s second play from scrimmage, McCoy landed on his head as he was taken down by Kenny Moore II. McCoy did not return.

It’s been a down year for McCoy and the Bills offense. Through seven weeks, McCoy has just 244 rushing yards and no touchdowns. He ran for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Buffalo (2-5) hosts New England (5-2) on Monday night.

Associated Press

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