The Buffalo Bills have traded for former number 15 overall selection, wide receiver Corey Coleman, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and confirmed by John Wawrow of the Associated Press. General manager Brandon Beane hadn’t been shy about making trades since taking over 15 months ago. It’s unclear what the Bills sent to the Cleveland Browns, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says it’s a late-round pick.
Coleman adds a speed element the offense hadn’t had until this point. Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones are more possession receivers.
The former first-round pick has 56 receptions for 718 yards and 5 touchdowns playing with some awful quarterbacks. Take all of his stats with a grain of salt, much like Bills receivers for the last several years. The former Baylor Bear has only played in 19 of a possible 32 NFL games as he has dealt with injuries. He has broken his hand twice in two seasons.
Coleman is due $1.5 million in 2018, slotting him below Benjamin and Zay Jones in cap space allotment among the current wide receivers. He has a $2.04 million non-guaranteed cap figure in 2019.
With the Browns featured on Hard Knocks this year, it was an awkward day for Coleman in hindsight.
So..... Hard Knocks was filming at Corey Coleman’s apartment today. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/m4SNMunH0R— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) August 6, 2018
To make room on the roster, the team released WR Quan Bray.
The compensation has been reported by Schefter, who says it’s a 2020 7th round pick. A stunningly low trade value for a guy who was the 15th overall pick two years ago.