Corey Coleman was a first-round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns just two short years ago. Now, the former Baylor All-American's NFL career is hanging on by a thread as two organizations have already chosen to move on from Coleman this year.
First the Browns traded Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for merely a seventh-round pick. But after the preseason, Coleman failed to make the 53-man roster and was cut by the team that traded for him a month earlier.
Still, NFL teams are not going to give up on a guy with Coleman's potential, especially when he is just 24 years old.
The Patriots and the Eagles just competed in the Super Bowl last season, and now both are vying for the wideout's services.
The Eagles missing their No. 1 wide receiver in Alshon Jeffery for the beginning of the season due to injury, as are the Patriots in Julian Edelman, who is suspended for the first four games of the campaign. Coleman offers a viable alternative at a minimal cost.
Even so, the Bills are not a team with countless star receivers and Coleman could not make that team on his own merits, so who knows what his true value really is at this point. Here is the explanation that Bills GM Brandon Beane gave for cutting him lose:
Re: Corey Coleman, Bills GM Brandon Beane told @ByTimGraham that Coleman didn't work out in Buffalo because he couldn't learn the offense. Obviously didn't have much time to do so, but he'd have to learn on the fly if he joined the Patriots. https://t.co/Sy6UYNFOvk pic.twitter.com/iRVJABvr2q— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) September 10, 2018
If Coleman could not learn the Bills offense in a month, it seems hard to believe that he could contribute for a team like the Patriots or the Eagles in the upcoming weeks.