Three reasons the Cleveland Browns traded Corey Coleman

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CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 10: New General Manager John Dorsey of the Cleveland Browns is seen with owner Jimmy Haslam before the game against the Green Bay Packers at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The organization wanted Coleman gone

The Browns deciding to trade Coleman was not a surprise. Throughout the entire off-season, trade rumors have swirled around the wide receiver. The only surprising part of this trade was how sudden it happened. The trade rumors had quieted down, and it seemed like the team was going to give Coleman a chance this season.

But the organization made it apparent that they wanted Coleman gone when they only traded him for a future seventh-round pick. If that is the only offer the Browns received for the young receiver, it is obvious that the entire league does not believe that Coleman has a chance of reviving his career.

Coleman has struggled to stay on the field in the first two years of his career. But even when he is on the field, he was not much of a difference maker. Although he had top-end speed, he can never use that speed to create space.

Coleman’s off-field incidents also cannot be ignored. Coleman’s brother was accused of attacking a man in Coleman’s apartment building while Coleman was there. Coleman also missed curfew with Kenny Britt last season, and he was sent home from the road trip.

Combining the off-field incidents with his play on the field, the Browns organization obviously were not keen on keeping Coleman. It may have only taken this long to move on from Coleman because the Bills were the only team willing to give something up for the wide receiver.

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With all that said, the Browns get what they wanted for a long time: Coleman off the team. People may question the value the Browns received, but it appears there was no value for Coleman almost anywhere.