Patriots release Corey Coleman from practice squad

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Corey Coleman’s NFL career has hit another setback.

Coleman, the former Browns first-round draft pick, was released from the Patriots’ practice squad, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

It hasn’t been a good year for Coleman, who was traded from the Browns to the Bills during training camp, then failed to make the Bills’ 53-man roster. The Patriots picked Coleman up, but he didn’t last long there either.

Coleman showed plenty of talent during his college career at Baylor, but he’s never put it together in the NFL. Now he’ll hope a fourth team will give him a shot.

53 responses to “Patriots release Corey Coleman from practice squad

  1. vicnocal says:
    September 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    He did have some good games with the Browns. I dont get it.


    That generally means somethings wrong between the ears.

  2. Doubt a 4th team bothers. He talked himself into being kicked out of Cleveland then quickly made a poor impression in Buffalo. Pats prob only carried him on their PS at all as they were desperately short at WR, but it seems Coleman’s opinion of himself is far bigger than any NFL team. Word is he’s already trademarking his new phrase “you want fries with that?”

  3. There has to be more to this story. Physically he has all the tools, and capabilities … So, it must be either a lack of mental capability, or a personality issue.

  4. He scored two TDs in his second game in cleveland and was by all reports looking like a stud in camp. He broke his hand in practice in week 3 and since he’s just completely lost his way

  5. I have a feeling that isnt the only former Browns WR they will be parting with this year. Plus they need to make room on the roster for more RBs.

  6. Look at his catch rates. People are saying he had good games with Cleveland. In his first year, 2016, he caught 45% of his passes (33 of 73 targets). In his second year, 2017, he caught 40% of his passes (23 of 58 targets).

    His yards per catch were 12.5 and 13.3, which is pretty typical. His yards per target were 5.7 and 5.3, which are godawful.

    I’m sure he looked great catching a few TDs. But he was running bad routes, couldn’t adjust, and had bad hands. It’s in the statistics. I don’t think we need to jump to off-field conclusions when his catch rates were so much worse than just about every other WR who got any playing time.

  7. tedmurph says:
    September 29, 2018 at 5:09 pm
    Hopefully it means the Josh Gordon experiment is a go.

    10 3 Rate This


    roster spot had been open all week

  8. There isn’t more to the story. I’m a Browns fan, watch every game…the guy just isn’t very good at the NFL level. I personally did not see “some good games” from him. More like none.

  9. .
    Drafting quality WRs is one of the toughest things to do in the NFL. Each year there’s a bevy of highly regarded college WRs who flame out at the pro level.

  10. Certain teams seem to develop different positions better than others. The Steelers have been excellent at developing wide receivers. It has been a weakness of the Patriots (if they have any weaknesses).

  11. He has more than enough talent to play in the NFL. There’s only been 2 or 3 of Wideouts in the entire NFL in the last 10 years that are worth paying anything for their services. NY please sign this young Man!

  12. Churn that roster Bill……find us some good depth players to have ready to step in when needed…..

  13. Drafting a receiver in round 1 is proving to look pretty stupid. The bust rate is just crazy and the best wideouts in the league don’t have any rings: Julio, Brown, Fitz, Odell, Calvin, Moss. I’m certainly not saying they aren’t good, they’re amazing players, but one stud WR doesn’t guarantee you a ring.

  14. Look at the combined records of the teams he’s been on. They are all losers. The guy just needs a good coach to help him as a person and a player. He has the talent.

  15. well good luck else where Cory . I thought had the talent mayb will click at some point.
    Seems the speed guys not working so well. How about route runners who did so well for the Pats for so Long?

  16. This guy is getting a lot of frequent flier miles for shipping his gigantic collection of tennis shoes around the country. Probably mostly Miles.

  17. Does no one here understand how this works?

    This means that the Patriots had a short term need this week for another position on the roster.

    After this next game, you can all act shocked and surprised when the Patriots resign him again.

  18. roster spot had been open all week


    Roster spt has been open all week? Meaningless. They released Coleman hopefully, because Gordon may be working out. No roster spot was required. Get a clue Mr football. Stop embarrassing yourself.

  19. HurtsToReadComments says:
    September 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    Another Cleveland 1st round 1st Ballot Hall of Fame FAIL
    Yet teams keep trading for and signing them.

  20. Stabbeded him in his abdomen says:
    September 29, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Just remember just because these guys are phenomenal athletes most came from unstable backgrounds growing up.


    “Most came from unstable backgrounds”???

    Where do you find the evidence to support such a claim? Stormfront?

  21. Some guys with talent just don’t want to play football. I think this is as simple as that. The employment opportunity is cool and the checks are cool, but if the passion isn’t there the career isn’t there. Sure, Pierre Garcon and Antonio Brown are physically talented, but they’re also two of the hardest working players in the game. That “want-to” is what turns sixth-round receivers into pro-bowlers and first rounders Like Coleman, Treadwwell, and Doctson into busts.

  22. Most telling is that he is being dropped from the “practice” team. Might be end of line type of thing.

  23. He needs a team whose playbook is in crayon. “See Corey run” is about as complicated a play as he can handle.

  24. Coleman runs fast not a bad route runner, but he has the hands of a blacksmith. Hands more like a linemen then receiver. He will forever go down in Browns history as the guy who dropped the 4th and 10 pass against the Steelers (last game of the year 2017) that would have given CLE a 1st and ten at the Steelers 4 yd line and chance to go 1-15 on the season. Also, he needed an attitude adjustment. Mentally, he couldn’t handle constructive criticism from Todd Haley.

  25. So are you saying the New England is not a good team and BB is not a good coach? This was probably the best opportunity he could have gotten.

  26. tedmurph says:
    September 29, 2018 at 7:39 pm
    roster spot had been open all week


    Roster spt has been open all week? Meaningless. They released Coleman hopefully, because Gordon may be working out. No roster spot was required. Get a clue Mr football. Stop embarrassing yourself.

    I doubt this has any connection or indication good or bad with whats going on with Gordon. Its a distinct and separate thing. My guess is this is an extremely talented player showing all kinds of potential who is not learning and posdibly not trying hard enough to learn so that once coaches get him on a practice field they dont see a path to that potential being realized. In the end potential doesn’t pay the bills in the NFL, its a results oriented business.

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