Corey Coleman didn’t spend much time as a free agent. The former Browns and Bills receiver is back with the New England Patriots, reportedly joining the practice squad.
The NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported on Wednesday that the team was interested in bringing Coleman back for the practice squad, and Ian Rapoport later tweeted that it’s official. However the Patriots have yet to announce the signing and there has yet to be a corresponding move to make room.
New England originally released Coleman to make room for the newly acquired Josh Gordon, who practiced with the Patriots for the first time on Wednesday.
It’s been a precipitous fall for Coleman, whom the Browns drafted 15th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He hasn’t been the same player since breaking his hand in Week 2 of his rookie season, which came after he caught five passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
Now, Coleman is the only first-rounder from the 2016 draft who is on a practice squad. Quarterback Paxton Lynch, who is a free agent, is the only one not on a team.
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