Corey Coleman reportedly agrees to deal with Patriots
The New England Patriots are thin at the wide receiver position with Julian Edelman suspended for three more games, and they have decided to take a flier on a former first-round pick.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Patriots have agreed to a contract with former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman.
The #Patriots are signing former first-round WR Corey Coleman, I’m told. A huge opportunity for Coleman to restart his career catching passes from Tom Brady.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2018
Coleman was traded to the Buffalo Bills last month for a seventh-round pick, but they released him as part of their final roster cuts. The former Baylor star showed some flashes of play-making ability in Cleveland but caught just 23 passes in nine games last season.
Picking up the Patriots’ offense is never an easy task, especially for a player who missed the entire offseason. The odds of Coleman making a significant impact are slim, but there’s no risk in giving him a shot.