Bills acquire WR Corey Coleman from Browns

Heather Diaz
August 7, 2018

Cleveland has traded former first-round wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for an undisclosed future draft pick, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Coleman was travelling to the Bills' training camp facility and must pass a physical.

Coleman played in nine games last season for the Browns, making eight starts.

Coleman, 24, was the Browns' No. 15 overall pick in 2016.

"We'll tell him how we do things here, what the expectations are". I'm sure there's things that went well there.

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The Bills could've waited and hoped Coleman got cut, but there are no guarantees with that, Beane felt there's no better time than present, "I just thought now was the right opportunity to get him in here to start learning this offense as opposed to waiting any longer". He was also sent home from the Browns' trip to Houston for missing curfew while he was injured.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) gives up a reception to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman (19) at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Buffalo signed Jeremy Kerley in free agency and also used late-round picks to select Ray-Ray McCloud and Austin Proehl.

For his career, Coleman has 56 receptions for just over 700 yards and five touchdowns. "This is low risk, and we'll see what happens".

By trading the No. 2 pick to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Browns passed on the chance to select Carson Wentz, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound quarterback whom chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta felt that despite being a two-year starter for National Championship teams at North Dakota State, did not have the potential to be a top-20 NFL quarterback. In March, Cleveland acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor from Buffalo.

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