Ex-Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman signs with New England Patriots

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The Patriots also signed former Bronco Bennie Fowler, a day after releasing practice-squad receivers Riley McCarron and Chad Hansen. He did not make the final roster and went unclaimed on waivers.

The New England Patriots agreed to a contract with wide receiver Corey Coleman, the NFL Network reported on Tuesday.

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Coming out of college in 2016, Coleman was at the peak of his career. With Tom Brady's favorite target, Julian Edelman, suspended for the first four games of the season following a PED violation, New England looked to other options, including veterans Kenny Britt and Eric Decker.

Tate, selected by the Patriots in the third round of the 2009 National Football League draft, spent his last two seasons with the Bills serving primarily as a kick and punt returner. He finished with 33 receptions for 413 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games his rookie season, and 23 receptions for 305 yards and two touchdowns his sophomore campaign.

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The Bills and Patriots won't meet this season until Week 8 on Monday Night Football in Buffalo and then once again Week 16 in New England. The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder spent his rookie season on the Broncos practice squad and made his National Football League debut with Denver in 2015.

The 6-foot-1, 212-pound Fowler had 56 catches for 698 yards and five touchdowns from 2015 to 2017 with the Broncos.

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Barner, 29, was originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oregon. Barner has appeared in 44 regular-season games with one start and totaled 77 rushing attempts for 317 yards with three touchdowns and 21 receptions for 127 yards.