WR Corey Coleman - Cleveland Browns
|5-11, 194||Born: 7-6-1994||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 1, pick 15|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs PIT (6 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
It was another forgettable day for Coleman, who finished with just one catch. His lone grab was a great one as he dove for the ball to pick up 18 yards on a 3rd-and-17 play in the third quarter. A few of Coleman's missed targets can be blamed on DeShone Kizer's inaccuracy as Kizer missed him short and low at least twice. Unfortunately for Coleman, he committed a brutal drop at the end of the game on 4th-and-2. Kizer appeared to be sacked but he somehow managed to escape. Coleman had run a wheel route out of the backfield and was all by himself around the Pittsburgh 11-yard line. Kizer threw him a perfect pass that would have gone for a first down, but Coleman let the ball go through his hands. He appeared to turn his head to look upfield before securing the catch.
2017 Week 16 vs CHI (6 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
As has been the case in three of the four games with both Coleman and Josh Gordon on field, Coleman was an afterthought in the Cleveland offense. Coleman was mostly invisible on offense until the fourth quarter when he made his only catch. He also saw a target in the middle of the field which was thrown too high. Coleman was closely covered on the play and would have had to make a contested catch had the pass been on target.
2017 Week 15 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Coleman was held to one or fewer catches for the second time in three games since Josh Gordon returned to the field. Coleman had a few chances to make plays but it is clear he's going to struggle to play anything more than a secondary role in an offense that has had trouble sustaining drives. One of Coleman's best contributions in this game didn't show up in the box score. In the first quarter he drew a pass interference flag which resulted in an 11-yard gain for the Browns. In the second quarter he was wide open on a short slant route but the pass was thrown way too high for him to make the grab. It wouldn't have mattered, though, as the play was nullified by an offensive holding penalty. His only catch came in the second quarter. He made a diving grab to set his team up for a field goal. In the fourth quarter it looked like he could have made another catch but he appeared to be tripped up by the defender before the ball got to him.
2017 Week 14 vs GB (6 / 5 / 62 / 1 rec)
Coleman bounced back from a zero-catch game in Week 13, hauling in a two-yard touchdown and operating well opposite Josh Gordon. In the second quarter, he made a great diving catch on a low ball to pick up 20 yards. He followed that up with an 18-yard catch that brought the Browns down to the Green Bay seven yard line. Coleman was wide open as he found a soft spot in the Green Bay zone. His two-yard touchdown catch came in the third quarter. He was double covered but still managed to make the catch in the end zone before taking a big hit and holding onto the ball.
2017 Week 13 vs LAC (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Whether it be due to the return of Josh Gordon or the tough matchup against an excellent Chargers secondary, Coleman was held without a catch for the first time in his short NFL career. The second-year receiver had a few chances to get on the stat sheet throughout the game but just couldn't do much. He actually caught a ball for no-gain during the first quarter but the play was nullified by an illegal formation penalty on the offense. He later drew a deep shot down the field but the ball was thrown too close to the sideline. In the fourth quarter, Coleman was able to help his offense by drawing a 24-yard pass interference penalty against the defense. Hopefully Coleman will eventually benefit from the return of Gordon as defenses shift their attention toward him.
2017 Week 12 vs CIN (8 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)
Coleman got off to a nice start against the Bengals, hauling in a 44-yard pass on his team's second offensive possession. He burned the defender down the sideline and pulled in the easy grab. He saw another target in the second quarter but the pass was a bit high and was broken up by the defender. Later in the second quarter, Coleman caught a ball in the red zone, picking up eight yards to bring the Browns down to the Cincinnati three-yard line. The second half of the game wasn't as kind to Coleman as he committed a brutal drop in the end zone during the third quarter. Quarterback DeShone Kizer threw a perfect pass to Coleman in the middle of the end zone but Coleman bobbled the ball and allowed it to slip through his hands for an incompletion. It should have been a 29-yard receiving touchdown for him. Kizer later went back to Coleman in the third, overthrowing him on a deep target down the right sideline.
2017 Week 11 vs JAX (11 / 6 / 80 / 0 rec)
Coleman made his first appearance on the field since breaking his hand back in Week 2. He looked excellent, leading the Browns in targets, receptions, and yardage against an elite Jaguars secondary. He did most of his damage on short and intermediate routes but his presence instantly injected some life into a Cleveland receiving corps that had been struggling throughout the season. Kizer looked Coleman's way early and often, which bodes well for Coleman's rest of season outlook, especially in less foreboding matchups.
2017 Week 2 vs BAL (7 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Coleman had a tough day. Despite being second on the team with seven targets, he wound up with just one catch. He then was forced to leave the game with 13:15 remaining after coming down hard on his right hand following an in-air collision with a Baltimore defender. There's concern that he may have broken his hand on the play. That would be the same hand that he broke in 2016, which cause him to miss six games. Coleman's only catch came in the first quarter on a short pass. He thought he had a catch in the second quarter but it was ruled incomplete. The Browns challenged the call on the field, but the play was upheld. He saw an end zone target from Kevin Hogan in the third quarter but the pass was overthrown. He was closely covered on the play.
2017 Week 1 vs PIT (6 / 5 / 53 / 1 rec)
Coleman and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer continue to show nice chemistry together. Coleman and Kizer hooked up for several completions, including an impressive back-shoulder catch in the third quarter. Coleman also had what would have been a big gain erased by a pass interference penalty against the defense. Coleman did notch a receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter on a short-slant from three yards out. He took a huge hit at the goal line but was able to hold on for the score.
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