Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Bills Acquire Corey Coleman From Browns For Draft Pick

Bills Acquire Corey Coleman From Browns For Draft Pick

The Cleveland Browns traded Corey Coleman for a reported late-round pick to the Buffalo Bills.

As for Coleman, he probably needed a fresh start. The pick was part of the haul the Browns received from the Philadelphia Eagles in the trade for the second overall pick that same season (Carson Wentz).


In a summer filled with plenty of speculation that he could be dealt at some point this offseason, wide receiver Corey Coleman, who was hoping to have a solid season this year now that he's fully healthy, has been traded to the Buffalo Bills for a late-round pick.

Coleman vaulted to the top of the 2016 National Football League draft due to an ultra-productive college career at Baylor that saw him win the Biletnikoff award his senior season. 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.


NFL.com's Ian Rapoport notes the move frees up the guaranteed portion of Coleman's 2018 and '19 salaries from escrow.

"He's not going to automatically get anything, he's going to have to come in here and compete and that's what I told him". Buffalo enters the season with Kelvin Benjamin as their No. 1 option, and a lot of uncertainty.


Two hand injuries have kept Coleman out of 13 games through two seasons. Simply put, Coleman didn't have time to make it to Pittsford for the session. He has just over 700 yards and five touchdowns since being drafted out of Baylor.

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