Browns place Corey Coleman on injured reserve

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Jan 1, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman (19) warms up before the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Hopes were high for Corey Coleman in his sophomore season, but those hopes were dashed earlier today when the Browns put the young receiver on injured reserve following surgery for a broken right hand.

In the two games he played this season, Coleman had six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Last season he also broke a bone in his right hand in practice and missed six games for the Browns, so worries about these injury plaguing him throughout his career are beginning to mount.


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While he didn’t blow anyone away statistically, Coleman had shown a budding chemistry with DeShone Kizer, and this latest injury prevents that chemistry from growing for at least eight weeks.

Eight weeks is how long it’ll take Coleman to be able to potentially return to the active roster for the Browns. Coleman should be set to practice in about six weeks.

With Coleman out, the Browns have brought back preseason star Jordan Leslie. Leslie is currently on the practice squad, but the Browns have shown that they’re willing to move receivers around depending on the game situation (they did that with Rashard Higgins for the Ravens game).

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