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Bills WR Corey Coleman will make debut vs. Browns

Corey Coleman

Corey Coleman was unable to make his Buffalo Bills debut in their first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. That was understandable considering it was just days after his arrival from the Cleveland Browns.

But as Mike Rodak of ESPN reports, Bills head coach Sean McDermott has confirmed that the new Bills wideout will make his debut for the team on Friday in their second preseason game, which just so happens to be against his former team.

“We’re getting to the point now where it’s, ‘Hey, here’s the playbook, you got to know it.’ Right now we’re still digesting. … There will be some clarity around what his role is Friday night. Biggest thing is we want him to come out and play fast and play physical,” McDermott said.

As everyone has now found out on Hard Knocks, Coleman helped force his way out of Cleveland by asking head coach Hue Jackson for a trade. The Browns quickly granted his wish, which is why he now finds himself with the Bills.

Coleman will still need some time to fully get up to speed with the Bills’ system, as McDermott suggests. But while he’s likely a little short on knowledge of the playbook, he surely won’t be lacking in motivation to face his former team given how things ended with them.

Expect Coleman to come out with a lot more energy than usual for a preseason game as he looks to send his former team a message following his unceremonious exit a couple weeks ago. It won’t be at all surprising if he gets involved in some heated exchanges as well.