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Patriots reportedly sign WR Corey Coleman, continuing trend of bringing in 1st-rounders

Ryan Hannable
September 11, 2018 - 9:58 am

Tom Brady has a new wide receiver.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots are signing wide receiver Corey Coleman, a 2016 first-round pick. This comes after he worked out for the team on Monday. 

The No. 15 overall pick in the 2016 draft by Cleveland was recently traded from the Browns to the Bills, but he was waived during final cuts. For his career, he's caught 58 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns. He has missed 13 games due to two hand injuries over his two seasons.

With Riley McCarron and Chad Hansen cut, the Patriots now have Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson and Coleman on the depth chart. This feels like the classic low-risk, high-reward signing for the Patriots, as clearly he has talent. He's now the third first-round receiver on the roster.

Coleman was a star in the first episode of Hard Knocks when he requested a trade out of Cleveland.

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