Corey Coleman activated off IR by Browns, will get full workload vs. Jaguars
The Cleveland Browns’ quest for their first win of the season will receive a boosts this Sunday, as second-year wide receiver Corey Coleman is set to rejoin the team on the field in their matchup against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars. This is according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who also stated that the Browns will be taking an aggressive approach in terms of their usage of the former Baylor Bear.
The #Browns officially activated WR Corey Coleman from injured reserve to the 53-man roster. He’s going to have a full workload Sunday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 16, 2017
Coleman hasn’t played since Week 2’s game against the Baltimore Ravens where he sustained a hand fracture that put him on the sidelines. So far this season, Coleman only has six catches for 62 receiving yards on 13 targets.
The 0-9 Browns will use any type of help they can get on offense, as they are last in the league in scoring with a measly output of 15.9 points per game. Duke Johnson Jr. and Ricardo Louis have carried most of the load downfield during Coleman’s absence, but both haven’t been exactly reaping success, combining for only 665 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Coleman’s return would also alleviate the Browns’ frustration on offseason acquisition Kenny Britt, who’s been a big disappointment this season. Britt only has 166 receiving yards on 12 receptions this year, albeit with a pair of touchdowns.
Last season, Coleman was slowed down by also a hand injury that limited him to only 10 games in which he collected 413 receiving yards and three touchdowns.