Corey Coleman was on the field for the first time since being traded from Cleveland to Buffalo.
His two years with the Browns were a disappointment. Now he’s looking forward to a fresh start.
“It feels good to be wanted,” Coleman told reporters Tuesday after practicing with the team at St. John Fisher College.
“I don’t want to let them down. They have their trust in me and I really don’t want to let them down and I want to prove them right.
“I’m going work my tail off and come in here and do everything I need to do and help some of the younger guys. We have a young receiver room so me going on my third year I can help a lot of guys out.”
The Bills wide receiver group lacked speed and the addition of Coleman helps fill that need. His ability to beat defense deep down the field should keep other teams from crowding the line of scrimmage.
“Speed is dangerous. It opens up the defense a little bit for other things so that element is important,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “Speed is not the only thing, but it certainly helps.”
After being traded Sunday and driving to Rochester on Monday, Coleman has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to the playbook. McDermott said he hasn’t decided whether the receiver will play in the preseason opener Thursday night against Carolina.