Bills acquire Coleman from the Browns

Buffalo gives up a 2020 seventh round pick to add the speedy wide receiver

Sal Capaccio
August 05, 2018 - 9:32 pm

Photo: Jim Matthews - Wisconsin via USA TODAY Sports

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

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.

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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