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Bills Links, 8/6: Corey Coleman trade plus a tough day for Buffalo’s QBs

The Bills offense struggled to get going on Sunday, and Brandon Beane traded for a former first rounder

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The Buffalo Bills had a forgettable practice on Sunday afternoon, as the team’s trio of quarterbacks struggled to find a rhythm at St. John Fisher. There is plenty of coverage below from the play of Nathan Peterman, AJ McCarron, and Josh Allen - who will hopefully get back on track in time for Thursday night’s preseason opener.

Sunday also included a trade for the Buffalo Bills, as Brandon Beane shipped a 202 7th round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for wide receiver Corey Coleman. The speedy receiver was a first round pick of the Browns in 2016, and will look to rebound his career in Buffalo. Also of note from Sunday was Zay Jones return to practice, news on Thurman Thomas, and much more.

Corey Coleman Trade

Buffalo Bills acquire WR Corey Coleman via trade - Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo Bills couldn't sit back any longer with their wide receiver depth chart. On Sunday night, the Bills announced that they acquired wide receiver Corey Coleman from the Cleveland Browns.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Coleman trade, Jones return add to competition at WR – The Buffalo News
"Bills coach Sean McDermott said Sunday "there is a big opportunity for guys to continue to step up (and) show us what they’ve got," in the battle to start opposite Kelvin Benjamin at wide receiver."

6 thoughts and a grade for Buffalo Bills trading for WR Corey Coleman |
General manager Brandon Beane addressed a big need for the Bills on Sunday night.

7 things to know about new Buffalo Bills WR Corey Coleman |
The Bills traded an undisclosed future draft pick for the wide receiver.

Bills trade for WR Corey Coleman | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Team gives up a draft pick to add speedy wideout

Buffalo Bills trade for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman - Buffalo Rumblings
You thought Brandon Beane was done with the offseason?

Browns trade Corey Coleman to the Bills for a late-round draft pick |
The Browns traded Corey Coleman to the Bills for a late-round draft pick, a league source confirmed.

Bills News and Notes

Joe B: 7 observations from 2018 Buffalo Bills training camp - Day 9 - Buffalo, NY The Buffalo Bills returned to work on Sunday for Day Nine of training camp. Joe Buscaglia brings you his observations from the day of work.

Buffalo Bills training camp day 9: Camp is hot but QBs are cold (observations) |
The sun was blazing on the field at practice Sunday for the Buffalo Bills ninth practice (eighth at St. John Fisher). The play on the field wasn't so hot, though.

Bills QB Watch, Day 9: Passing offense goes stagnant – The Buffalo News
"It was not a memorable practice for any of the Buffalo Bills’ three quarterbacks Sunday." (Subscription required.)

Bills WR Zay Jones returns to practice, speaks to media (7 thoughts) | Coach Sean McDermott said Jones has work to do to catch up to the rest of the team.

McDermott on Benjamin’s complaints about Panthers: ‘That’s not how I want us to handle things like that’ – The Athletic
Kelvin Benjamin didn't apologize for what he said about Cam Newton and the Panthers, nor does he plan to reach out to his former teammate. But he said he understands his coach's concerns. (Subscription required.)

Thurman Thomas to be featured on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ – The Buffalo News
Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will be featured on the new season of “A Football Life” on the NFL Network.

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Buffalo Bills live training camp updates, Day 9: August 5 - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are back on the field at St. John Fisher.

Wide receiver Zay Jones added to Buffalo Bills active roster following knee surgery recovery - Buffalo Rumblings
Knee surgery is behind him.

Zay Jones returns to practice, the QBs had a disheartening day and more from Buffalo Bills camp - Buffalo Rumblings
A big, hot day at Fisher.