Bills acquire Coleman from the Browns

August 5, 2018
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The Buffalo Bills have acquired former first round pick Corey Coleman from the Cleveland Browns for a draft pick, the team announced Sunday night.

The @buffalobills have agreed to terms to acquire WR Corey Coleman from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for undisclosed future draft pick.

Learn more about the Bills newest wideout: pic.twitter.com/UQhcXC9m88

— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) August 6, 2018

On Monday, Bills general manager Brandon Beane confirmed that the pick heading back to the Browns is a seventh round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Compensation update: Cleveland traded former first-round pick, WR Corey Coleman, to the Buffalo Bills for a seventh-round pick in 2020, per league source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 6, 2018

Coleman was drafted 15th overall by the Browns in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Baylor. He brings a lot of speed the Bills were desperately missing at the wide receiver position. At his pro day in 2016, Coleman ran a 4.37 and 4.40 in the 40-yard dash.

In two seasons in Cleveland, Coleman caught 56 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns. Here’s a look at his pro career so far (via Pro Football Reference):

Coleman has two years remaining on his rookie contract. The cash and cap hits for the Bills are $1.51 million (2018) and $2.04 million (2019). Since he was a first round pick, the team also has a fifth-year option they can exercise for 2020.

To make room for Coleman on the active roster, the Bills released wide receiver Quan Bray.



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