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The newest member of the New York Giants http://www.patriotslockerroom.com/authentic-lawrence-guy-jersey , 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.Coleman was out of football for most of October after making tryout visits with several teams. Last week, Coleman was signed to the Giants practice squad and after the Giants had receivers Jawill Davis and Russell Shepard get hurt, Coleman was promoted to the active roster in time for Sunday's game.Coleman said he's ready to be a factor right away if called upon."It was frustrating to go through all of this, but I had to keep the faith and keep working Andre Tippett Jersey ," Coleman said. "I felt like I would get another chance."Giants coach Pat Shurmur said that it will take some time for Coleman to fit in."We're going to try to get him up to speed," Shurmur said. "First, obviously, he'll help on special teams, then try to get him in on our offensive sets as well."When Coleman was asked if he had a poor reputation because of what transpired on "Hard Knocks", he wasn't worried."Everyone has an opinion about you," Coleman said. "A lot of people don't really know me and know the person I am. I can't change what happened. I now have a new opportunity here and I'm ready to prove to people that I belong."Everything happens for a reason. I'm not going to sit back and evaluate what happened (in Cleveland). I think I'm always going to have a chip on my shoulder. It's because I want to play. People who don't know me can't judge me."In 19 games with the Browns in the 2016-17 seasons, he had 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns.Coleman wants to make his mark with his new club, albeit the fourth team he's been with since August."I think people are going to see the new version of me," Coleman said. "I feel like I'm ready to play wherever the coaches want me to play. Sometimes you just have to put your ego to the side. If it was meant for me to go to the practice squad here, then that's what I had to do."Now I have to prove that I'm worthy of being on the team. It's great to be a part of this receiving corps. It's a great opportunity."NOTES: While the Giants traded two defensive starters in cornerback Eli Apple (to the Saints) and Harrison (Lions) this week, other defensive starters didn't exactly worry about possibly being traded by the deadline. "Business is business," said cornerback Janoris Jenkins, one of those rumored to be shopped around the league. "I understand it's a business. I'll be here until they tell me differently. I'm not going to worry about what's going on." ... Rookie RB Saquon Barkley is looking forward to playing against the Redskins and Adrian Peterson. "He's a special talent Womens Irving Fryar Jersey ," Barkley said of Peterson, who is having a solid season at age 33. "It's going to be a thrill to see him play live. He's a future Hall of Famer." ATLANTA (AP) — James Develin will reach into his past every now and then by pulling out one of his notebooks from his junior and senior years at Brown University.The New England Patriots fullback flips through a few pages, shakes his head and can barely recognize what he scribbled on them on his way to earning a degree in mechanical engineering in 2010.“It’s just like looking at a whole different language,” Develin said with a big smile at the Patriots’ team hotel Wednesday. “I have no idea the stuff I did.”That’s because the 30-year-old Develin has been fully focused on football the past nine years. More specifically, as the bruising, bulldozing fullback who smashes holes through defensive lines and powers the way for the Patriots’ running game.“You’ve just got to be tough, got to be nasty, got to be physical,” running back James White said. “And he’s all of that.”Develin is a bit of an anomaly in today’s NFL, playing a position that doesn’t even exist on many teams. Only 14 of 32 squads regularly lined up a fullback — something that would have been unheard of up until a handful of years ago as two-back sets were common for decades.With a shift to faster, spread-out offenses, the need for a big bopper in the backfield has dwindled.Except in places such as New England, which has used Develin on 68 snaps this postseason — a number that could represent a whole regular season’s worth for some of today’s fullbacks.“I think the fullback position has always kind of got the moniker that it’s a dying breed, that it’s kind of on its way out Color Rush Hjalte Froholdt Jersey , but I think football is such a matchup game and things work so cyclically,” Develin said. “As defenses get smaller and try to stop the passing attack, it kind of leaves them susceptible to, with lighter, faster guys on the field, for a power running game.“I think there’s always going to be a legitimate use for a fullback and I’m just happy to be out there doing what I do.”What Develin, who can squat 670 pounds and bench press 500, does isn’t always seen in the game stats. Taking on defensive linemen and blitzing linebackers looking to blow up plays in the backfield is the fullback’s responsibility.For Develin, that means bursting open holes for the likes of White, Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead. He thinks of himself as the “bodyguard” for the running backs.“He’s definitely our protector out there,” White said with a laugh.On the AFC championship-clinching 2-yard TD run by Burkhead, it was Develin who made a terrific block to clear things in front of him.“I want to be the hammer,” Develin said. “Not the nail.”That’s how it is during most games for the 6-foot-3, 255-pound bruiser. He has 13 career regular-season carries for 23 yards and five touchdowns Youth Hjalte Froholdt Jersey , including four this season. Develin also set a career best with 12 catches for 61 yards.He has two rushes for 5 yards in the playoffs this year, and a 9-yard catch, all while setting the tone for a Patriots running game that has averaged 165.5 yards this postseason — second only to New England’s Super Bowl opponent, the Los Angeles Rams (175.0).Not bad for Develin, who didn’t exactly take a direct route to get here.He was a defensive lineman in college, racking up 15 sacks in four years while earning that Ivy League education. But he went undrafted and began lining up interviews for jobs as an engineer before insisting on giving football a final try.He had a few tryouts with NFL teams, but was told he wasn’t fast enough or flat-out good enough to make it as a pro. He played one game for the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of the Arena Football League.“I never thought I’d abandon it,” Develin said. “This is a dream of mine. You know, I love the game of football and I was willing to do whatever it took to make it my livelihood. I never took no for an answer and just kept chugging away, no matter how many doors were slammed in my face. I just kept on going and working as hard as I possibly could and knew that the cards would eventually fall my way.”Develin decided to give a switch to fullback a try, and got an opportunity with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League in 2010. He showed enough to land a spot on Cincinnati’s practice squad later that year, and was reunited with his former Tuskers coach in 2011 when Jay Gruden became the Bengals’ offensive coordinator.The following year, Develin was one of Cincinnati’s final cuts out of training camp. Then came a call from the Patriots — and he has been a valuable piece of the Tom Brady-led offense since.“He does so much for us,” Patriots center David Andrews said. “He’s such a dependable football player. He’s a tough football player. He adds that extra pressure to the defense and that extra toughness to our football team.”So Womens Hjalte Froholdt Jersey , Develin will keep pounding defenders for now. And, maybe one day after his football career is long over, he’ll hit the books again.“I thought an engineering degree was a pretty good thing to have in my back pocket, so I went out there and got it done,” he said. “Then, I just followed my first dream, which was football, and it all worked out.”

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