ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Bills made what they believe is a low-risk, high-reward deal to bring in wide receiver Corey Coleman.
The team gave up a seventh-round pick in 2020 to acquire the former first rounder from the Cleveland Browns.
Two hand injuries have kept Coleman out of 13 games through two seasons. The Bills believe what he's shown on the field is still enough to take a chance on, especially given the price.
However, despite lacking depth at the position, Bills general manager Brandon Beane says they don't plan to hand him a job.
"You know it hadn’t worked out in Cleveland, probably the way he thought when he was drafted or the way they thought when they drafted him in the first round, so it’s a fresh start for him to come in here and compete," Beane said. "He’s not going to automatically get anything. He’s got to come in here and compete."
Coleman wasn't at practice Monday, but the team hopes to have him Tuesday. They haven't decided whether he'll play on Thursday's preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers. He has just over 700 yards and five touchdowns since being drafted out of Baylor.