Compensation update: Cleveland traded former first-round pick, WR Corey Coleman, to the Buffalo Bills for a seventh-round pick in 2020, per league source. The Browns, who entered the draft with the No. 2 overall pick, made trades with the Eagles and Titans, netting a horde of draft picks along the way, before selecting Coleman with the 15th pick.
Coleman turned 56 receptions into 413 yards, five touchdowns and 34 first downs, including 17 each in both 2016 and 2017.
Coleman played in just 19 games over two seasons because of injuries, and he never developed into the big-play receiver Cleveland thought it was getting, so the Browns chose to get something for him while they could.
The past is the past, and the Browns do appear to be on the right track, for now, with John Dorsey running football operations as the general manager.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman (19) runs after a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
To make room for Coleman on the active roster, the Bills released wide receiver Quan Bray.
Cleveland acquired star wideout Jarvis Landry via trade with the Miami Dolphins in March.
The Browns believe Gordon will be back at some point, and until he returns rookie Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins could see increased playing time.