Cleveland Browns need a breakout star at wide receiver
Could the Browns see Corey Coleman, the team’s 2016 first-round pick who had his rookie season interrupted by a hand injury he suffered in a practice last year, take on an expanded role in the team’s offense this year?
Coleman has the talent to potentially be the top receiving option, but Coleman’s concerns have always revolved around his durability.
Coleman has not avoided the injury bug so far in his stint with the Browns. Every time he suits up it feels like he leaves in shambles.
Injuries followed Coleman to Cleveland as he entered OTAs last year with hamstring issues that hindered him in college.
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Then, after what turned out to be his best performance of the year against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, Coleman had a new injury demon: A broken hand that would sideline him for six weeks.
Upon his return, Coleman never returned the same. He failed to hit 50 yards in the remaining eight games he played.
But it continues to get worse. Coleman’s injury woes have followed him into his sophomore campaign.
ESPN’s Pat McManamon reported that Coleman took a tough fall that left him with an injured shoulder in a practice on May 24.
That’s the last we’ve heard about Coleman so far this offseason.
At this point, the Browns might be able to count on more injuries piling up for the Coleman than trips to the end zone.