Browns Get Seventh-Rounder For Coleman

In 2016, the Browns selected Corey Coleman with the No. 15 overall pick. This week, when they shipped the wide receiver to the Bills, all they got in return was a 2020 seventh-round choice, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). 

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Coleman has flashed at times during his two NFL seasons, but he has struggled for the most part. Injuries have been a big part of the problem, including two hand fractures.

When considering the Browns’ needs at wide receiver, the weak return in the deal shows how little the Browns expected out of Coleman this year. While the Browns added Jarvis Landry in free agency, Josh Gordon‘s status is up in the air as he tries to stay on the straight and narrow. At the same time, it sounds like the Browns are confident in their other receivers such as Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway.

For his career, Coleman has 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns. With the Bills, he has a chance to shine alongside Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones. With tons of question marks around Jones, Coleman should have an opportunity to make an impact.

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15 comments on “Browns Get Seventh-Rounder For Coleman

    • ohiodevil

      When he breaks his hand again, you won’t think so. But it’s a low risk move for them.

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      • Bills1

        Even if he ends up being a player Cleveland was right to ditch, given the price and state of Buffalos WR corp.,.great trade and easily worth the risk.

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  1. oneiblnd

    He will probably go on to have a decent career now. And the Browns burn another 1st round draft pick.

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  2. sufferfortribe
    sufferfortribe

    Seriously, the guy has amounted to squat. Good riddance.

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    • wrigleyhawkeye

      True, but he has more upside than what any 7th rounder will provide.

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      • sufferfortribe
        sufferfortribe

        My belief is they will package that 7th rounder with another to move up in next year’s draft.

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  3. dust44

    Very little risk. Give up a 7th rounder for a first round talent who when healthy is a real first round talent.

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  4. Michael Chaney

    It’s a smart move by the Bills but the Browns were likely just going to cut him anyway so they might as well get something for him

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    • Polish Hammer

      But why not at least make it conditional? Based on levels he accomplishes it should’ve been a 4th or so all the way down to a 7th.

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  5. sports is life

    Everyone is saying Coleman didn’t live up to expectations. WHO WAS THROWING TO HIM?

    Now this year Tyrod is there and he does like to throw deep and he probably has little to chemistry with Coleman and his speed.

    Good move for Buffalo, he will see some long balls to open up defenses

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    • sufferfortribe
      sufferfortribe

      Tyrod has already shown in camp who his favorite receiver will be — Jarvis Landry.

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  6. sufferfortribe
    sufferfortribe

    So you know, the Browns also got back $3.5M from the escrow account set up with the league office, which was for paying part of his contract.

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