Browns send Corey Coleman to Bills for late-round pick

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Late Sunday night, the Browns traded third-year receiver Corey Coleman to the Bills for an undisclosed 2019 draft pick. The Browns, who entered the draft with the No. 2 overall pick, made trades with the Eagles and Titans, netting a horde of draft picks along the way, before selecting Coleman with the 15th pick.

Coleman turned 56 receptions into 413 yards, five touchdowns and 34 first downs, including 17 each in both 2016 and 2017. Team general manager John Dorsey has also stated that he has interest in signing free agent Dez Bryant. But the Browns trading Coleman was probably only a matter of time and opportunity.

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This trade is the second one the Bills have made over the a year ago that involved a first-round wide receiver. He was selected after the Browns sent the No. 2 overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles as part of the trade with which the Eagles selected quarterback Carson Wentz.

Buffalo had arguably the worst receiving corps in the National Football League prior to the trade, and Coleman should come in as a starter opposite Kelvin Benjamin.

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Cleveland acquired star wideout Jarvis Landry via trade with the Miami Dolphins in March. He played in just 19 games over two seasons because of injuries.

Coleman should help the Bills, who are back to square one with their offense after dealing Taylor and drafting rookie quarterback Josh Allen.

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Coleman's departure adds another wrinkle to Cleveland's muddled receiving situation.