The Arizona Cardinals are looking to add another wide receiver on the roster, after recent reports that they have scheduled a visit with Braxton Miller. But not only did they workout Miller today, they also brought in another free agent receiver.
According to Field Yates, the Cardinals brought in Corey Coleman for a workout today.
Source: former Browns/Bills WR Corey Coleman worked out for the Cardinals today. Still looking for a new home.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 7, 2018
He caught 58 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns in his career. During that time, Coleman also suffered two broken hand injuries that forced him to miss a total of 13 games in two seasons.
Similar to Miller’s fallout, Coleman seemed to be the odd-man out in Cleveland after they signed Jarvis Landry to a five-year deal. In addition, Josh Gordon returned to the team and rookie Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins both impressed during the preseason.
The fact that he is injury prone does not help his chances of signing with a team. Since dropping a game-changing pass in the Browns’ final regular season game of the 2017 season, it does not seem as though he has mentally recovered.
But, he is only 24 years old. He still has a lot of football left in his career and he was considered to be the top wide receiver of the 2016 draft. His athleticism was in full display at the NFL Combine and Pro Day. He ran a 4.4 40, had a 40.5-inch vertical jump, and benched 17 reps.
The Baylor product can still make a major comeback in the NFL despite failing to live up to expectations with the Browns. He was never really given a chance with the Bills and having DeShone Kizer as his quarterback in 2017 put him in a tough situation to succeed.
People are more inclined to say that the addition of Coleman and Miller would hurt the Cardinals, due to their recent failures with their former teams. But the Cardinals can use more depth at the position. Both players have a lot of upside that is worth exploring.