Cleveland Browns trade former Baylor WR Corey Coleman to Buffalo Bills

Posted August 07, 2018

The Cleveland Browns traded the 24-year-old wide receiver to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the teams announced.

With Josh Gordon yet to report to training camp and Corey Coleman traded, the Cleveland Browns still have interest in free agent wideout Dez Bryant, according to an NFL Network report Monday. He later tried to walk that back by saying he was "not a professional wordsmith", but his personnel moves of late seem to suggest that he still believes it. Dorsey has now traded six players since he took over: Coleman, quarterbacks DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan, defensive tackle Danny Shelton and cornerback Jason McCourty. "I feel like it's important".

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Coleman was limited throughout portions of Saturday's practice with the Browns due to hamstring soreness, but the injury did not hinder the trade. Antonio Callaway is now the starting wide receiver opposite Jarvis Landry in two-wide sets, and Rashard Higgins worked exclusively with the first unit as the No. 3 wide receiver.

Now Coleman will need to take that step with the Bills, where he will need to get acclimated to Buffalo's offense in short order.

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

Coleman only fetched Cleveland a seventh-round pick at the 2020 draft. He lasted four years before the Browns cut him, and he never played another down of NFL football.

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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. He has just over 700 yards and five touchdowns since being drafted out of Baylor.