If you’re trying to read the tea leaves on what the Patriots are doing at wide receiver, just quit now, cause this stuff is even harder to figure out than writing a successful Tinder DM at 2am. After getting signed by the Patriots on September 11th, then released on the 17th to make room for another receiver you may have heard of, then signed to the practice squad on the 20th, Corey Coleman is getting released from the PS today.
Source: the Patriots have cut WR Corey Coleman, a 2016 first round pick, from their practice squad.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 29, 2018
The team confirmed a few minutes after Field broke the news.
#Patriots release WR Corey Coleman from the practice squad: https://t.co/vzCUVpz5nY— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 29, 2018
Will someone please update the record of how many wide receiver moves the Patriots have made since March to....actually, I lost count. Where are we now, 35 or 36, maybe? Your guess is as good as mine.
After trading for WR Josh Gordon and releasing WR Corey Coleman, the Patriots now have made 28 transactions involving a wide receiver since the start of the new league year in March.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2018
For whatever reason, that’s 3 teams at more or less opposite levels of recent success all deciding that a former first-round pick wasn’t even worth a practice squad spot. Maybe file this one under “If you can’t spot the sucker at the table, it’s probably you”.
We’ll update this if anymore information becomes available. In the meantime, it’s Saturday. Go watch some college ball or play outside or something.