While Coley had little option but to sign the deal given his status as an exclusive-rights free agent, having him back in the fold for another year is great news for a Browns team that is already loaded at defensive line. With that said, Coley could see a dip in playing time while playing behind the likes of Larry Ogunjobi and Sheldon Richardson despite logging two consecutive seasons with at least 600 defensive snaps.
With Coley's contract up, the Browns were able to secure his services for the near future Friday. The terms of the contract are unclear as of now, but the 24-year-old has racked up 80 tackles (41 solo), 2.5 sacks and a safety in 29 games for Cleveland.
Coley (ankle) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Coley has been nursing a high-ankle sprain since the beginning of August, but appears to be nearing a recovery after missing nearly the entire preseason. The 24-year-old remains questionable for Sunday's season-opener against the Steelers, but if Coley can continue to practice in full his odds to suit up may increase.
Coley (ankle) was limited during Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Coley has been dealing with a high-ankle sprain since Aug. 2 and was originally considered as a long-shot to play in Week 1, though his return to practice -- albeit in a limited capacity -- boosts his odds to be on the field this Sunday versus the Steelers.
Coley (ankle) worked out on the side of Sunday's practice session, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Coley has missed the first three preseason games due to his ankle injury, but his appearance on the side of Sunday's practice is an encouraging sign. It's unclear if he'll see the field in Thursday's game against the Lions or if the Browns will hold him back to give him extra time to recover in advance of the team's Week 1 contest against Pittsburgh.
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