Browns trade former first-round pick Corey Coleman to Bills

Corey Coleman being gone is a yawn. What do the Browns do next at receiver

Corey Coleman being gone is a yawn. What do the Browns do next at receiver

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

Beane said Coleman still must pass a physical Monday before the trade is finalized. It seems the relationship these two teams have built recently had something to do with the deal being done now.

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.

The 27-year-old has only two accrued National Football League seasons because of suspensions that have cost him 56 out of 96 possible games in his career. 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.

Now Coleman will need to take that step with the Bills, where he will need to get acclimated to Buffalo's offense in short order.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Coleman didn't fit in with Cleveland's locker room, which is why the Browns shipped him out for a cheap price tag.

He played just 19 games because of injuries and eventually symbolized the overall dysfunction of Cleveland's previous regime.

For GM Brandon Beane it's the second time in just under a year in which he acquired a wide receiver who was a former first-round pick. Buffalo signed Jeremy Kerley in free agency and also used late-round picks to select Ray-Ray McCloud and Austin Proehl. "Its low risk and we'll see what happens".

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