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Report: Patriots, Eagles bring in Corey Coleman for workout

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Former first-round wide receiver Corey Coleman worked out for the New England Patriots on Monday and will do the same with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Coleman was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He spent two disappointing, injury-shortened years in Cleveland, racking up just 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns in 19 career appearances.

Coleman also failed to impress during training camp, which prompted the Browns to trade him to the Buffalo Bills for a 2020 seventh-round pick. However, Coleman also failed to latch onto the Bills, who decided to cut him from their 53-man roster ahead of the season.

With top wideout Julian Edelman suspended for the first four games of the season, the Patriots have been desperately searching for more help at wide receiver. However, they’ve struggled to find one to stick around.

They cut veterans Jordan Matthews and Kenny Britt after they suffered offseason injuries. Meanwhile, Eric Decker struggled after he signed on and subsequently retired. They also signed and cut young receivers Amara Darboh and Chad Hansen recently.

As for the Eagles, they are also looking for added help at wideout with Alshon Jeffery still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. They went into their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons with Nelson Agholor, Mike Wallace, and DeAndre Carter as their primary receivers.

The defending champions have already brought in another former first-round bust in Breshad Perriman along with Kamar Aiken as they look to boost that position.