Report: Bills to release WR Coleman

The Sports Xchange

September 01, 2018 at 11:04 am.

Wide receiver Corey Coleman’s tenure in Buffalo did not last long.

The Buffalo Bills will release Coleman on Saturday, according to the NFL Network. The move comes less than a month after Buffalo acquired Coleman from the Cleveland Browns for an undisclosed draft pick.

A first-round pick of Cleveland (No. 15 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, Coleman was traded one day after Browns coach Hue Jackson said the wideout had been limited in practice by a hamstring injury.

The Browns overhauled their wide receiving corps in the offseason, making a trade with Miami for Jarvis Landry and drafting troubled but talented Antonio Callaway out of the University of Florida.

Coleman, 24, has battled inconsistencies and dealt with injuries since entering the league. The Bills needed help at the position since they did not have a wide receiver with more than 27 catches last season.

In 19 career games for Cleveland, Coleman totaled 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns.

In each of his first two seasons, Coleman missed time with a broken hand suffered in games against the Baltimore Ravens.

Coleman was the first receiver picked in 2016 after winning the 2015 Fred Biletnikoff Award at Baylor. In his final college season, Coleman totaled 74 catches and 1,363 receiving yards.

Saturday is the deadline for NFL teams to trim their active roster to 53 players.