Former Baylor WR Corey Coleman traded from Browns to Bills

Baylor receiver Corey Coleman (1) runs up field during the first half of a NCAA college...
Baylor receiver Corey Coleman (1) runs up field during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Rice on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas.(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 5, 2018 at 9:40 PM CDT
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The Cleveland Browns dropped Corey Coleman.

After two disappointing, injury-slowed seasons, Coleman was traded Sunday night to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick.

Coleman has been a bust with the Browns, who selected him with the No. 15 overall pick in 2016 - the first selection by Cleveland's previous, analytics-driven front office. Coleman played in just 19 games over two seasons because of injuries, and he never developed into the big-play receiver Cleveland thought it was getting, so the Browns decided to get something for him while they could.

Coleman's tenure with the Browns will be best remembered for his drop late in the fourth quarter in last season's finale at Pittsburgh that sealed the Browns' 0-16 finish.

This is the second major trade this year between the Browns and Bills. In March, Cleveland acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor from Buffalo. Taylor led the Bills to a playoff berth last season and he's expected to start for the Browns while rookie Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, learns and develops.

Coleman caught 56 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns with the Browns, who are still in the market for a wide receiver.

While former All-Pro Josh Gordon is not with the club in training camp as he attends to health problems, the Browns have considered signing Dez Bryant, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year.

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