Beane said he's aware of Coleman's struggles during his two seasons in Cleveland and hopes the former first-round draft pick takes advantage of a fresh start in Buffalo.
Coleman caught 56 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns in 19 career games with the Browns.
Coleman will be remembered as the player taken after the Browns elected to trade out of the No. 2 spot in the 2016 NFL Draft. "So it's a fresh start for him to come in here and compete". I'm sure he's not happy about [the drops].
Because of injuries, Coleman was limited to just 19 games over his first two National Football League seasons, and there were off-the-field concerns, including one that resulted in a lengthy police investigation and another in an early trip home from a road trip to play the Houston Texans last fall.
The Bills have added a wide receiver. But the Browns also have a promising rookie in Antonio Callaway, and there's still the chance they could sign free agent Dez Bryant. "He's gotta come in here and earn it whether it's a starting job or just a job on the 53".
The trade is a low-risk, high reward move for Buffalo.
For Coleman, it seemed as though he finally had a legitimate quarterback that could toss him the ball for the first time in his career, whether it was either Tyrod Taylor or Baker Mayfield.
In addition to the undisclosed Bills pick, the Browns own all of their selections in rounds 1-7 of the 2019 NFL Draft.