Coleman's time ran out in Cleveland under new general manager John Dorsey. It seems the relationship these two teams have built recently had something to do with the deal being done now.
Coleman was bitten by the injury bug on multiple occasions since being selected by the Browns with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but with a new season underway, the hope was he can be an impactful player.
The most infamous moment in Coleman's short National Football League career thus far was a dropped pass late in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on a 4th and 2 that sealed the Browns' fate for a historic 0-16 season. Coleman has been inefficient when on the field, catching just 56 of 131 targets over 19 games.
"Corey, he's speed", Beane said. I'll come straight out with it.
The GM didn't sound anxious about the baggage Coleman is bringing with him from Cleveland as a disappointing first-round pick.
"He hasn't played a 16-game season yet in two years", Beane said.
"I'm sure he's not happy about the play you're referring to". You can turn on his clips. Beane said, "Ideally guys in the first round don't take so long and there's various reasons whether it's injuries or whether it's the system, whether it's just not a good fit for where you're at, there's a lot reasons. So, I think fresh start is the best ways I would put it".
"We view it as a fresh start here to earn and compete", Beane told reporters in Buffalo. There is nothing guaranteed here.