Cleveland Browns: Corey Coleman can provide a spark on offense

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The Cleveland Browns get Corey Coleman back this Sunday, hopefully giving DeShone Kizer a reliable target for the first time all season.

Saying the Cleveland Browns have lacked production from the wide receiving corps in 2017 would be a monumental understatement.

Out of the team’s top six players in terms of receiving yards, two are running backs and two are tight ends. Ricardo Louis has the most receiving yards of any wide receiver with 307, while Duke Johnson leads the team with 358.

Kenny Britt is lucky to still have a job and fans are banking on a successful return by Josh Gordon to bring back some respect to the position.

Some good news surrounding the corps came out today as Corey Coleman was officially activated off injured reserve and will be in the lineup this Sunday.

Coleman only lasted two games this season before suffering another hand injury, so fans are just hoping to see him stay healthy for the rest of the season. He was supposed to be the top receiver this year, so hopefully his return will show just how much DeShone Kizer has missed his supposed top target.

A bad end to the season for Coleman would be another strike against this front office, who decided to trade down in 2016 and take Coleman instead of a certain Mr. Carson Wentz. With all the Peyton Manning to Cleveland rumors circling, this would be another move for Jimmy Haslam to bring up if he decides to clean house.

Not to put too much pressure on Coleman or anything.

The Browns just need Coleman to be reliable, as the team has had eight leading receivers so far in just nine games. None of the eight have gone over 100 yards in a single game either.

He doesn’t need to put up legendary numbers, but Kizer needs someone to throw to after weeks of Britt being ineffective and the rest of the bunch dropping passes and running not-so-great routes.

Coleman was drafted to be the top guy and he has the chance to be just that at the end of this season and moving forward. But for that to remain true, he has to come back in a big way this Sunday and prove he is indeed the best guy for the job.

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That is, before Josh Gordon comes back and sets the world on fire.