Coach Bill Belichick noted that Coleman, who is now a member of the Patriots' practice squad, is a talented player that the team wants to keep working with, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports. Normally we don't get too fired up about practice squad wideouts who have been cut twice in a month, but as the No. 15 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Coleman does have some untapped upside. If he practices well, he's a candidate to be promoted to the Patriots' active roster and could conceivably make a splash before the end of the season.
Coleman signed with the Patriots' practice squad Thursday, Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com reports. Coleman was cut by the Patriots on Monday to make room for Josh Gordon after Gordan was acquired from Cleveland. Coleman went unclaimed on waivers Tuesday, and the No. 15 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft will now work to earn a depth role in New England via his work on the practice squad.
Coleman passed through waivers unclaimed Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Coleman spent less than a week with the Patriots, after the team decided to use his roster spot to acquire former teammate Josh Gordon. The 2016 first-round pick reportedly worked out for numerous teams prior to signing with New England, so it's likely that Coleman will find a new home in the league before long.
Coleman was cut by the Patriots on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Coleman's time with the Patriots is over after less than one week, as New England now needs his roster spot in order to bring in Josh Gordon, who the team acquired in a trade with the Browns on Monday. There are plenty of organizations around the league that could still use Coleman's help at receiver, though, so the 2016 first-rounder may not be out of work for long. Prior to signing with the Patriots, Coleman reportedly worked out for a number of teams, including the Cardinals and Eagles.
Coleman is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Coleman may factor in as the season rolls along, but he's new to the team's offense and needs more time to get up to speed with the Patriots' playbook. Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson are slated to head the team's Week 2 wideout corps.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||Kansas City Chiefs||21||25.33|
|9||11/05||Green Bay Packers||25||27.67|
|12||11/25||@New York Jets||15||21.67|
|17||12/30||New York Jets||15||21.67|
|3 Year Avg||65||28||359||2||17||12.82||47|