Buffalo Bills Take Low-Risk Gamble in Acquiring Corey Coleman from Cleveland Browns
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — 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.
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. Beane spoke Monday morning, less than 12 hours after Buffalo gave up a seventh round-pick in the 2020 draft to acquire the speedy but injury-prone receiver.
Coleman was traveling to the Bills' training camp facility and must pass a physical. He's expected to make his practice debut Tuesday, though it's uncertain whether he'll play in Buffalo's preseason opener against Carolina on Thursday.
Coleman's time ran out in Cleveland under new general manager John Dorsey. The Browns selected the Baylor product with the No. 15 pick in the 2016 draft.
He played just 19 games because of injuries and eventually symbolized the overall dysfunction of Cleveland's previous regime.
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