Browns trading WR Coleman to Bills


In a startling development for an otherwise quiet Sunday evening, the Cleveland Browns traded wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills.

After he was selected No. 15 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, the wideout has dealt with a number of injuries and inconsistencies, both in his game and behind center.

Coleman, 24, has 56 career catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns. Both Callaway and third-year wideout Rashard Higgins have looked quite impressive during training camp so far, which could have been one of the many reasons that the Browns chose to deal Coleman.

Because of injuries, Coleman was limited to just 19 games over his first two National Football League seasons, and there were off-the-field concerns, including one that resulted in a lengthy police investigation and another in an early trip home from a road trip to play the Houston Texans last fall. "I feel like it's important".

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For GM Brandon Beane it's the second time in just under a year in which he acquired a wide receiver who was a former first-round pick.

Corey Coleman is getting a fresh start. Since he was a first round pick, the team also has a fifth-year option they can exercise for 2020. Brown got back draft picks in return and used one on Coleman, a speed burner from Baylor who was considered undersized by most draft experts.

To make room on the roster for Coleman, the Bills released WR Quan Bray.