Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Browns agree to trade WR Corey Coleman to Bills

Browns agree to trade WR Corey Coleman to Bills

Beane said he's aware of Coleman's struggles during his two seasons in Cleveland and hopes the former first-round draft pick takes advantage of a fresh start in Buffalo. Simply put, Coleman didn't have time to make it to Pittsford for the session. It seems the relationship these two teams have built recently had something to do with the deal being done now.

Coleman, 24, was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2016 draft. In 19 games, Coleman had 56 receptions for 718 yards and five touchdown catches.

Hopefully a change of scenery will be just the ticket for this former Baylor star to kick-start his National Football League career.

Bills general manager Brandon Beane described the trade to acquire receiver Corey Coleman from Cleveland as a low-risk gamble in a bid to address an unsettled position in Buffalo. He was selected after the Browns sent the No. 2 overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles as part of a trade; the Eagles used the pick to draft quarterback Carson Wentz.

The most infamous moment in Coleman's short National Football League career thus far was a dropped pass late in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on a 4th and 2 that sealed the Browns' fate for a historic 0-16 season. It'd be totally fine if the Browns truly felt that Corey Coleman wasn't going to develop into the star wideout.

The Bills lack proven depth at receiver behind starter Kelvin Benjamin.

You can also add defensive tackle Phil Taylor, the Browns' first-round pick in 2011, to that list.

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